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Anthrax

  • Theresa M. Koehler

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 271)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. P. Keim, K. L. Smith
    Pages 21-32
  3. A. M. Friedlander, S. L. Welkos, B. E. Ivins
    Pages 33-60
  4. D. B. Lacy, R. J. Collier
    Pages 61-85
  5. A. Fouet, S. Mesnage
    Pages 87-113
  6. C. Guidi-Rontani, M. Mock
    Pages 115-141
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 165-172

About this book

Introduction

Bacillus anthracis causes anthrax in all mammals, including humans. Depending upon the route of entry of B. anthracis spores, infection can result in cutaneous lesions, which are readily treatable with antibiotics, or systemic lethal disease, which is nearly always fatal. The continuing worldwide incidence of anthrax in animal populations, the risk of human infection associated with animal outbreaks, and the threat of use of B. anthracis as a biological weapon warrant continued investigation of this organisms and its virulence mechanims. Furthermore, B. anthracis is an excellent model system for inverstigation of virulence gene expression by bacteria.

Keywords

antibiotics bacillus anthracis aro-mutants bacillus anthracis spores bacillus anthracis vaccines bacillus cereus bacteria biological weapon bioterrorism gram-positive bacteria infection lethal toxin

Editors and affiliations

  • Theresa M. Koehler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of Texas — Houston Medical SchoolHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05767-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07799-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05767-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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