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Unformatted text preview: antitoxin Ab (if the affected animal/human survives). EPIDEMIOLOGY: Bacillus species are worldwide soil saprophytes. The spores can survive 60 or more years under harsh environmental conditions. Most human anthrax infections occur in persons whose occupation brings them in contact with infected animals or their products. For example, woolsorters and hidehandlers are the most frequently affected. There are approximately 2000-5000 cases of human anthrax worldwide per year and 95% of these are of the cutaneous form. B. cereus outbreaks occur sporadically. There have been outbreaks associated with Chinese restaurants due to the way in which their fried rice was prepared....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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