Anthrax: History, Biology, Global Distribution, Clinical Aspects, Immunology, and Molecular Biology

Indexed in: EBSCO, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

Following the post 9/11 distribution of anthrax spores through the U.S. mail, and the resulting deaths of five individuals - primarily due to initial misdiagnosis - there has been a renewed interest ...
[view complete introduction]

US $
15

*(Excluding Mailing and Handling)



History, Global Distribution, and Non-Natural Incidents of Anthrax

Pp. 3-23 (21)

Robert E. Levin

Abstract

This chapter deals with the early history of anthrax, its industrial incidence and association with animal products such a wool and hair, and effective methods for destroying anthrax spores. The global distribution and prevalence of anthrax along with geographic areas considered endemic for anthrax are presented. Major non natural anthrax incidents that have occurred during the past century are discussed in detail.

Keywords:

Cutaneous anthrax, inhalation anthrax, gastrointestinal anthrax, wool sorters disease, formaldehyde, Russia, Soviet Union, Caucasus, Spain, Canada, America (U.S.A.), Haiti, Africa, Central America, Europe, Australia, Central Asia, Turkey, Albania, Zimbabwe.

Affiliation:

University of Massachusetts Amherst USA