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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

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