Bioterrorism and the Body: Anthrax Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. This video outlines the main types of anthrax, the ways it can be contracted, the symptoms of infection and health officials' recommendations for treatment.
Editor's note: This video contains images of anthrax infection that may not be suitable for all viewers.
Video: Giovanni Calabro, Nicole Hider, Dierdre Swann Reporter: Christina Pino-Marina Photos: Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Defense