Justin Goff, 12/10/14, core 4
Organism this disease affects- This infectious disease can be spread to humans and animals, infections in humans most often involve the skin, gastronimical tract, or the lungs. This disease usually affects animals, especially herbivivorus animals like goats, cattle, sheep, and horses.
What this disease does- Anthrax can result in phnumonia, blood infection, and death.
Symptoms- Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Headache, Loss of Apetite, Fever, Sever bloody diarrhea in the later stages of the disease, Sore throat and difficulty swallowing.
Treatments- The skin form of anthrax can be treated with common antibiotics, such as penicillin. The pulmonary form of anthrax is a medical emergency. Depending on how long the disease has been in your body affects the chance of having a full recovery.
History- Anthrax is thought to have originated in Egypt and Mesopotamia. The Egyptians thought anthrax may have caused what was known as the 5th plague during the 10 plagues of Egypt and is described as a sickness affecting horses, cattle, sheep, etc. After that the Romans suggested that anthrax was a one of the leading causes of the fall of Rome. Robert Koch, a German physician discovered this disease in 1875 in Wolsztyn.