As with the anthrax attacks, the disturbing news of these letters is delivered along with both fear and confusion.
As a result of the small size of the spores, anthrax is virtually impossible to see, smell, or taste.
This was done not too far after we had all the anthrax letters going around, so it does evoke that in an office environment.
The son is reportedly part of a new generation of young drug lords who called themselves “the anthrax Group.”
They distribute the containers containing the anthrax powder to the final teams.
To linger over this strange method of feeding is superfluous after what I have said about the anthrax.
Therefore he followed with rabies the method that he had followed with anthrax.
I refer to the extreme readiness with which the anthrax' larva quits and returns to the Chalicodoma grub on which it is feeding.
At that time, the best-known microbe was the bacillus of anthrax.
The lip is sometimes the seat of the malignant pustule of anthrax.
late 14c., "any severe boil or carbuncle," from Latin, from Greek anthrax "charcoal, live coal," also "carbuncle," of unknown origin. Specific sense of the malignant disease in sheep and cattle (and occasionally humans) is from 1876.
anthrax an·thrax (ān'thrāks')
An infectious, usually fatal disease of warm-blooded animals that is characterized by ulcerative skin lesions, can be transmitted to humans, and is caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Also called carbuncle.
pl. an·thra·ces (-thrə-sēz') A lesion caused by anthrax.
An infectious, usually fatal disease of mammals, especially cattle and sheep, caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The disease is transmitted to humans through cutaneous contact, ingestion, or inhalation. Cutaneous anthrax is marked by the formation of a necrotic skin ulcer, high fever, and toxemia. Inhalation anthrax leads to severe pneumonia that is usually fatal.
An infectious disease transmitted by a bacterium in animals, which can also be transmitted to humans. Often fatal if the bacterium enters the lungs, anthrax is usually treated by antibiotics. Anthrax is a potential weapon in germ warfare and bioterrorism.
Note: After the September 11 attacks (2001) in the United States, anthrax spores sent through the mail caused several fatalities.
Note: If spores are prepared in a sophisticated way, they can stay in the air and be breathed in by human beings. Anthrax produced in this way is referred to as weaponized anthrax.