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Author: CDC/Sidney J. Benesky  

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This micrograph reveals a meningeal infection due to Bacillus anthracis bacteria using an H&E stain.

Anthrax infections can occur in three forms: cutaneous (skin), inhalation, and gastrointestinal. Humans can become infected with anthrax by handling products from infected animals or by inhaling anthrax spores from contaminated animal products.
Associated glossary terms: anthrax

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [http://www.cdc.gov]

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