Doğanay M.

in: Infectious Diseases, Jonathan Cohen,William G Powderly, Editor, Mosby-Year Book, Inc. , Madrid, pp.1685-1689, 2004

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter TextBook
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.
  • City: Madrid
  • Page Numbers: pp.1685-1689
  • Editors: Jonathan Cohen,William G Powderly, Editor
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Anthrax is primarily a disease of herbivores which can be transmitted to

humans. It was one of the first zoonoses described. Currently, anthrax

has assumed greater importance as a result of the potential use of Bacillus

anthracis spores as an agent of bioterrorism and biological warfare.