One mystery about anthrax is why outbreaks are so different across the planet. In some areas outbreaks occur annually with few cases, while in other areas explosive outbreaks occur with decades or longer in between.
Researchers describe deoxy glycosides responsible for specific carbohydrate-phospholipid interactions, causing phosphatidylethanolamine lamellar-to-inverted hexagonal phase transition and acting over B. anthracis and Bacillus cereus as potent and selective bactericides.
Researchers have developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing iron, which is crucial for its survival.
Two doses of the vaccine provided complete protection against both inhalational anthrax and pneumonic plague in animal models. Further, results establish the T4 nanoparticle as a novel platform to develop multivalent vaccines against pathogens of high public health significance.
Ukraine’s Health Ministry has said that over 13,500 places in the country have potential danger over the possible spread of anthrax, and these are mainly former burial grounds for cattle in rural areas.
According to the Minister of Forestry and Agriculture, two neighborhoods of Istanbul’s Silivri district were quarantined and more than 3000 animals were vaccinated as a precaution.
Anthrax has been detected in 23 locations with 54 animals killed, mainly bovines.
The research found that bacteria strains collected from humans and animals tended to have more copies of the virulence plasmids than those collected from environmental sources.
The Pig Site looks at the clinical signs, prevention, management, and treatment of anthrax.
Fourteen cutaneous anthrax cases have been confirmed in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, local authorities said on Friday, August 10, 2018.