Friday Fun Facts- Anthrax

  • The good news? 143 countries have signed agreements to ban the use of weapons with anthrax spores. The bad news? There’s around 196 countries in the world- depending on events.
  • The word anthrax comes from the Greek word anthrakos which means coal.anthrax625
  • Death in humans and animals caused by anthrax is still not fully understood. Why? Because it happens so quickly and without warning.
  • Thousands of anthrax spores are necessary for human infection. Don’t get too comfortable. Those thousands can fit on a pinhead.
  • It was first used as a weapon in WW I.
  • You don’t want to handle products from infected animals, breathe in anthrax spores or eat under-cooked meat from infected animals. You won’t like the possible results.white-powder1
  • Anthrax can be found globally. It is more common in developing countries and those that don’t have a nation-wide animal health program.
  • Anthrax is a serious disease caused by a bacteria called Bacillus Anthracis. It can be found naturally.
  • Inhaled anthrax is the most difficult to treat and can be fatal.
  • Bacterial spores like Bacillus Anthracis can withstand boiling water, liquid nitrogen, and brief exposure to bleach and other cleansers.
  • They are very sturdy and withstand the tests of time too! Spores have been found in Egyptian tombs and in the intestines of frozen woolly mammoths!!! Holy crap!
  • Louis Pasteur invented the anthrax vaccine in 1881, but it wasn’t FDA approved until 1970.download

 

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