There are millions of diseases in the world, caused by several different types of immune system attacks. Viruses, parasites, funguses, bacterias, and genetics are just a few of many types of diseases. Anthrax is a disease that is based on bacteria. The disease is deadly and very rare. Anthrax seems to be a disease that is ominous but right at the edge of our society. Having knowledge of anthrax is important including: occurences, forms, and infection. There are three main types of anthrax. The forms vary in likelihood of death, what the symptoms are, and how to be infected. All forms of Anthrax come from the bacteria Bacillius Anthracias. This bacteria creates spores as its main form of reproduction, these spores are the cause of all three type of Anthrax. The categories in which anthrax ails people are Gastrointestinal Anthrax, Cutaneous Anthrax, and Pulmonary Anthrax. Gastrointestinal Anthrax is the rarest form of Anthrax, however it the most deadly form of Anthrax. When infected by Gastrointestinal Anthrax your intestines and other parts of your digestive track are under attack. People are infected with Gastrointestinal Anthrax by eating infected meat that has been undercooked. The symptoms of Gastrointestinal Anthrax are repulsive. Severe diarrhea, nausea, fever, pain in abdomen, and vomiting blood are all very common symptoms of this type of anthrax infection. In one to seven days the symptoms of Gastrointestinal Anthrax will begin appearing. About sixty percent of Gastrointestinal Anthrax cases end in death around the world. The second form of anthrax is the Cutaneous Anthrax. This type of anthrax is spread through open wounds getting spores in them. Approximately seven days after infection symptoms begin to appear. First a small, red, itchy, bump, like a bug bites forms on the skin, in a couple of days the bump becomes a blister. The blister continues to evolve in to a painless ulcer on the skin with...
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