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Introduction: Anthrax History, Disease and Ecology

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

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The familiarity with the ancient disease anthrax from the second millennium b. c. through the second millennium a.d. is reviewed, providing the backdrop to the modern understanding of this disease as covered in the remainder of the volume.By means of an overview of the aetiology, ecology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, pathology and bacteriology of the naturally acquired disease, this opening chapter also lays down the groundwork for the subsequent state-of-the-art chapters.

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  • Bacillus Anthracis
  • Vegetative Form
  • Biological Warfare
  • Anthrax Toxin
  • Cutaneous Form

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Turnbull, P.C.B. (2002). Introduction: Anthrax History, Disease and Ecology. In: Koehler, T.M. (eds) Anthrax. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, vol 271. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05767-4_1

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