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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, which antibiotic can prevent the disease?
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. How likely is a person to die from cutaneous (skin) anthrax without treatment?
7. Once contaminated by anthrax spores, a building can be cleaned by:
8. When was the first anthrax vaccine developed?
9. The anthrax vaccine may cause which long-term side effect?
Online Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lentnek, Arnold, MD, FACP
Date Last Reviewed: 10/1/2016
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