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How Much Do You Know About Anthrax?

Anthrax is a serious disease that can affect the skin, lungs, and digestive tract. Learn more about this disease by taking the following quiz.

1. Anthrax is caused by which of the following?
2. When was anthrax first known to affect people?
3. If a person has been exposed to anthrax, treatment to prevent the disease can include which antibiotics?
4. Anthrax spores can survive in dry places such as soil for how long?
5. The largest reported epidemic of human anthrax occurred between 1978 and 1980 in which country?
6. What is the fatality rate of cutaneous (skin) anthrax with no treatment?
7. Once contaminated by anthrax spores, a building can be cleaned by:
8. The first anthrax vaccine was developed in which year?
9. The anthrax vaccine may cause which long-term side effect?
Online Medical Reviewer: Berry, Judith, PhD, APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 7/18/2013

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