Anthrax has been found at a farm in Örebro. An acute disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, most forms of anthrax are lethal and it affects humans as well as animals. There are effective vaccines against anthrax, and some forms of the disease respond well to antibiotic treatment. It enters the body through the intestines (ingestion), lungs (inhalation) or skin (cutaneous). In a human, the symptoms are initially cold or flu-like for several days, followed by severe and often fatal respiratory collapse. Above a microphotograph of a Gram stain of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, the cause of the anthrax disease.
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