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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Anthrax

Published on 30/08/2018

Anthrax is a zoonosis (i.e. a disease common to humans and animals) that primarily affects herbivores. It is caused by Bacillus anthracis, a bacterium that is unusual in that it persists in soil for decades as spores. ANSES is the National Reference Laboratory for this disease. Here we provide a presentation of the disease and the role played by ANSES.

Keywords : Anthrax, Zoonosis

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