Anthrax News

For months, perhaps years now, we’ve heard nothing about the anthrax bacterium.

In 2001 and 2002, several acts of terrorism involved airborne anthrax in a medium of white powder. However, in this recent incident, which was not part of any terrorist activity, animal hides on drum surfaces were contaminated with anthrax, causing gastrointestinal anthrax and not inhalation or cutaneous infection. Apparently the anthrax bacterium can live on in the animal skin hides used for drums. It is a concern of sufficient significance to call for an advisory from the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Published in: on August 22, 2010 at 10:58 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Comments welcomed! Less enthusiastic about spam.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s