Lecture 6

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Unformatted text preview: oody sputum, chest pain, chronic fever, weakness or fatigue, chills, etc (see text). (see How do we treat TB? antibiotic therapy Long-term Isoniazid, Isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol / streptomycin streptomycin Tuberculosis Tuberculosis XDR TB Animation 1 Tuberculosis timeline animation (very detailed) Anthrax Anthrax What What is the causative agent of Anthrax? Anthrax? Bacteria Bacillus anthracis. Large aerobic, nonmotile, gram-positive rod that forms an antiphagocytic capsule. Bacillus species are capable of forming spores that can survive long periods of harsh conditions. Anthrax Where does Anthrax live? Bacillus Bacillus anthracis is found in soils where animals that have died of anthrax live. animals How does Anthrax cause disease/kill? Animation Sumanas Anthrax How is Anthrax transmitted? Cutaneous Cutaneous anthrax is transmitted by direct contact with endospore-contaminated material –infected tissue, carcasses of dead animals. –infected Inhalational anthrax is transmitted by airborne Inhalational particles (normally demands bioweapon technology) technology) Anthrax How is anthrax treated? Ciprofloxacin Ciprofloxacin is FDA approved for the trea...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2010 for the course BIOL 301 taught by Professor Kocache,m during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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