Anthrax: modern exposure science combats a deadly, ancient disease

November 2010
Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p573
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the anthrax exposure science technology that is designed to detect and quantify levels of the toxins produced by anthrax, a naturally occurring disease that remains a bioterrorism threat. It says anthrax is caused by exposure to the spores of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, and notes that its toxins, namely lethal and edema, cause the lethal consequences of the disease. It cites the importance for effective treatment of early diagnosis of the disease. Key features of this technology are also tackled.


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