FACT CHECK: Is Anthrax Really a Terrible but Easy to Understand Disease? Here’s the Explanation


BONSERNEWS.com – Recently in Indonesia there is a disease called Anthrax. This disease may sound like something scary, but don’t worry, this article will help you understand this disease.

Anthrax is a disease caused by a bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. Even though it can be very serious, with the right knowledge, we can overcome and protect ourselves from this threat.

The following is an explanation of Anthrax.

What is Anthrax

Anthrax is an infectious disease that can attack animals and humans. Bacillus anthracis bacteria are usually present in the soil and can live in the form of long-lasting spores.

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These spores can enter the body through direct contact with infected animals or through animal products such as skin.

How Anthrax Is Transmitted

Anthrax is not transmitted from human to human directly. Infection usually occurs through contact with infected animals or contaminated animal products.

For example, if you work on a farm or have close contact with high-risk animals, you may be exposed to this bacteria.

Anthrax Symptoms

Symptoms of anthrax in humans vary depending on how a person was exposed and the part of the body that was infected. In general, there are three main forms of anthrax namely skin, lung, and intestine.

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Skin symptoms include the appearance of blisters that eventually turn into painful sores. Lung anthrax has symptoms such as fever, coughing up blood, and shortness of breath. Meanwhile, intestinal anthrax has symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.