An acute infection caused by the spore-forming bacteria BACILLUS ANTHRACIS. It commonly affects hoofed animals such as sheep and goats. Infection in humans often involves the skin (cutaneous anthrax), the lungs (inhalation anthrax), or the gastrointestinal tract. Anthrax is not contagious and can be treated with antibiotics.
Molecular Sequence Data
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
An envelope of loose gel surrounding a bacterial cell which is associated with the virulence of pathogenic bacteria. Some capsules have a well-defined border, whereas others form a slime layer that trails off into the medium. Most capsules consist of relatively simple polysaccharides but there are some bacteria whose capsules are made of polypeptides.
Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
Amino Acid Sequence
Tandem arrays of moderately repetitive, short (10-60 bases) DNA sequences which are found dispersed throughout the GENOME, at the ends of chromosomes (TELOMERES), and clustered near telomeres. Their degree of repetition is two to several hundred at each locus. Loci number in the thousands but each locus shows a distinctive repeat unit.
Biological Warfare Agents
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Any liquid or solid preparation made specifically for the growth, storage, or transport of microorganisms or other types of cells. The variety of media that exist allow for the culturing of specific microorganisms and cell types, such as differential media, selective media, test media, and defined media. Solid media consist of liquid media that have been solidified with an agent such as AGAR or GELATIN.
Those components of an organism that determine its capacity to cause disease but are not required for its viability per se. Two classes have been characterized: TOXINS, BIOLOGICAL and surface adhesion molecules that effect the ability of the microorganism to invade and colonize a host. (From Davis et al., Microbiology, 4th ed. p486)
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
Bacterial Typing Techniques
Colony Count, Microbial
Enumeration by direct count of viable, isolated bacterial, archaeal, or fungal CELLS or SPORES capable of growth on solid CULTURE MEDIA. The method is used routinely by environmental microbiologists for quantifying organisms in AIR; FOOD; and WATER; by clinicians for measuring patients' microbial load; and in antimicrobial drug testing.
The relatively long-lived phagocytic cell of mammalian tissues that are derived from blood MONOCYTES. Main types are PERITONEAL MACROPHAGES; ALVEOLAR MACROPHAGES; HISTIOCYTES; KUPFFER CELLS of the liver; and OSTEOCLASTS. They may further differentiate within chronic inflammatory lesions to EPITHELIOID CELLS or may fuse to form FOREIGN BODY GIANT CELLS or LANGHANS GIANT CELLS. (from The Dictionary of Cell Biology, Lackie and Dow, 3rd ed.)
Some specific species include Klebsiella oxytoca, Citrobacter freundii, and Bacillus anthracis. Although the ability to respire ... Dissimilatory As(+5)-respiring prokaryotes consist of a diverse phylogenetic group, including Chrysiogenes, Bacillus, ... This includes the FeS cofactors involved in 2 e− transfer pathways and amino acids cysteine or histidine linking the FeS ... This enzyme in Gram-positive Bacillus differs from that of Gram-negative bacteria since it is anchored to the membrane of the ...
Urinary cell-free DNA
Examples included Bacillus anthracis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Causative agent of tuberculosis, TB). Both pathogeneses ... Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) Prenatal diagnosis Organ transplantation Detect ... Urological cancer includes renal cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer. These organs are in direct contact with the ... Previous studies include the evaluation of colorectal cancer (KRAS mutations and mVIM), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC- ...
In contrast, PZN is antibacterial against only a small number of species, including Bacillus anthracis. The genes for the ... Proteomes - Bacillus velezensis (strain DSM 23117 / BGSC 10A6 / FZB42) (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum) Fan, Ben; ... PZN has specifically been identified as a selective bactericidal agent active against Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent ... The natural product was then isolated in 2011 from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. The structure of PZN was solved later that year ...
In Bacillus anthracis this enzyme is a target of potential antibiotic discovery. The reaction in vitamin K synthesis that ... Other pathways that include o-succinylbenzoate CoA ligase include 1, 4-diydroxy-2-naphthoate biosynthesis II (i.e. in ... "Bacillus anthracis o-succinylbenzoyl-CoA synthetase: reaction kinetics and a novel inhibitor mimicking its reaction ... Other organisms that contain this pathway are eukaryotic bacteria such as Bacillus anthracis. Organisms that contain a pathway ...
Agents considered for weaponization, or known to be weaponized, include bacteria such as Bacillus anthracis, Brucella spp., ... For example, Bacillus anthracis is considered an effective agent for several reasons. First, it forms hardy spores, perfect for ... Fungal agents that have been studied include Coccidioides spp. Toxins that can be used as weapons include ricin, staphylococcal ... ISBN 978-0-275-97295-0. "Jamie Bisher, "Baron von Rosen's 1916 Anthrax Mission," 2014". Baron von Rosen's 1916 Anthrax Mission ...
Upper respiratory tract infection
Bacillus anthracis, and Bordetella pertussis may prevent them from infecting the URT or reduce the severity of the infection.[ ... including the nose, sinuses, pharynx, or larynx. This commonly includes nasal obstruction, sore throat, tonsillitis, ... and Bacillus anthracis. Sexually transmitted infections have emerged as causes of oral and pharyngeal ... Acute URTIs include rhinitis, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, and laryngitis often referred to as a common cold, and their ...
Bacillus anthracis, and M. tuberculosis. In developing countries, more unusual bacterial causes may occur such as mycobacterial ... Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx (voice box). Symptoms often include a hoarse voice and may include fever, cough, pain ... They can include Dry or sore throat Coughing (both a causal factor and a symptom of laryngitis) Frequent throat clearing ... These include Difficulty swallowing Vocal stridor Ear pain Recent weight loss History of smoking Current or recent radiotherapy ...
Joska TM, Anderson AC (October 2006). "Structure-activity relationships of Bacillus cereus and Bacillus anthracis dihydrofolate ... Other drugs include trimethoprim and pyrimethamine. These three are widely used as antitumor and antimicrobial agents. Other ... Dihydrofolate reductase from Bacillus anthracis (BaDHFR) a validated drug target in the treatment of the infectious disease, ... Beierlein JM, Karri NG, Anderson AC (October 2010). "Targeted mutations of Bacillus anthracis dihydrofolate reductase condense ...
In biological warfare, a distinction is also made between bio-agents as Lethal Agents (e.g., Bacillus anthracis, Francisella ... Project 112 included objectives such as "the feasibility of an offshore release of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes as a vector for ... The studies, including the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program (POBSP) were conducted by the Smithsonian Institution and ... A Central Intelligence Agency Project Artichoke document reads: "Not all viruses have to be lethal ... the objective includes ...
... is a catechol-based siderophore secreted by members of the genus Bacillus, including Bacillus anthracis and ... Hotta, K; Kim, CY; Fox, DT; Koppisch, AT (July 2010). "Siderophore-mediated iron acquisition in Bacillus anthracis and related ... May, Jürgen J.; Wendrich, Thomas M.; Marahiel, Mohamed A. (2001-03-09). "The dhb Operon of Bacillus subtilisEncodes the ... Bacillus subtilis. It is involved in the chelation of ferric iron (Fe3+) from the surrounding environment and is subsequently ...
Also interesting is the effect of alpha-defensins on the exotoxin produced by anthrax (Bacillus anthracis). Chun Kim et al. ... Examples include the crotamine toxin in snake venom, many scorpion toxins, some sea anemone toxins, and one of the toxins in ... They include variants with only four cysteines, whereas defensins from eukaryote defensins almost all have six or eight. In ... showed how anthrax, which produces a metalloprotease lethal factor (LF) protein to target MAPKK, is vulnerable to human ...
A potent three-protein virulence factor produced by Bacillus anthracis, called anthrax toxin, plays a key role in anthrax ... The factors, including toxins, hemolysins and proteases, bring damage to the host. Bacteria produce various adhesins including ... including red blood cells. Virulence Factors basically Include the Antigenic Structure and The Toxins produced by the organisms ... including streptolysin). Examples for Listeria monocytogenes include internalin A, internalin B, lysteriolysin O, and actA, all ...
Examples of bacterial species that can form endospores include Bacillus cereus, Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus thuringiensis, ... Endospores of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis were used in the 2001 anthrax attacks. The powder found in contaminated postal ... Bacteria having a centrally placed endospore include Bacillus cereus. Sometimes the endospore can be so large the cell can be ... "Decontamination of Bacillus anthracis Spores: Evaluation of Various Disinfectants". Applied Biosafety. 14 (1): 7-10. doi: ...
... including Bacillus anthracis and B. cereus. Other important betacyanins are amaranthine and isoamaranthine, isolated from ... They include pigments such as those found in beets. The name "betalain" comes from the Latin name of the common beet (Beta ... There are two categories of betalains: Betacyanins include the reddish to violet betalain pigments. Among the betacyanins ... Among the betaxanthins present in plants include vulgaxanthin, miraxanthin, portulaxanthin, and indicaxanthin. The ...
According to released documents, anthrax spores and bubonic plague bacilli were made into weapons and stored at the complex. ... including anthrax, smallpox, plague, brucellosis, and tularemia. In 1954, the site was expanded and named Aralsk-7, one of the ... In the 1990s, word of the island's danger was spread by Soviet defectors, including Ken Alibek, the former head of the Soviet ... The novel The Home Team: Weapons Grade also mentions the site; the book's villains dig up two metric tons of "Anthrax 836" from ...
To give a few examples, Bacillus anthracis, the cause of anthrax, is spread by contact with infected domestic animals; its ... Koinobiont parasitoids, which include flies as well as wasps, lay their eggs inside young hosts, usually larvae. These are ... Brood parasites include birds in different families such as cowbirds, whydahs, cuckoos, and black-headed ducks. These do not ... Many insect ectoparasites including bedbugs, batbugs, lice and fleas have lost their ability to fly, relying instead on their ...
Pierre François Olive Rayer
In 1850 Rayer published a paper that provided the first description of the anthrax bacillus (Inoculation du sang de rate, 1850 ... In 1837 Rayer discovered that the fatal equine disease known as glanders was contagious to other species, including humans. ... in regards to Bacillus anthracis. He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1855 ... He maintained friendships with several influential people in France, that included naturalist Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, ...
Rhodesian Bush War
... and possibly Bacillus anthracis (causative agent of anthrax). They also looked at using Rickettsia prowazekii (causative agent ... Other weapons included the Bren LMG in both .303" and 7.62mm NATO, Sten SMG, Uzi, Browning Hi-Power pistol, Colt M16 rifle ( ... Books include: Harvest of Thorns by Shimmer Chinodya - A novel about a guerrilla fighter during the Bush War. History of the ... Films include: Albino (1976 film) - a German thriller based on the novel The Whispering Death by Daniel Carney A Game For ...
... a public health facility which has a containment laboratory capable of testing for the deliberate release of Bacillus anthracis ... The industrial estates include Park West and JFK. There are several hotels in the area. Days Hotel at Park West and Sheldon ... Other clubs include the Black Diamonds, Drummfin Celtic, C.I.E. Ranch, O.L.V, Clifden Celtic and the more recently formed ... California Hills includes s Drumfinn Avenue Park, known locally as "The Gaels". This large park is used for football, golf ...
... and possibly Bacillus anthracis (causative agent of anthrax). They also looked at using Rickettsia prowazekii (causative agent ... The security forces included a disproportionate number of personnel who had seen action during the First Malayan Emergency as ... The shortened name was used by many people including the British government in the House of Commons. Until after World War II, ... These forces, including highly trained special operations units, were capable of launching devastating raids on resistance ...
... also exists in five other Bacillus species, including B. anthracis, B. cereus, B. halodurans, B. thuringiensis, and ... HutP (Histidine utilizing Protein) is one of the anti-terminator proteins of Bacillus subtilis, which is responsible for ... of Bacillus subtilis, Nucleic Acids Res. 33 (2005) 5494-5502. 6. T. S. Kumarevel, S. C. B. Gopinath, S. Nishikawa, H. Mizuno, P ... Identification of important chemical groups of the hut mRNA for HutP interactions that regulate the hut operon in Bacillus ...
Nitric oxide synthase
Recently, NOS activity has been demonstrated in several bacterial species, including notorious pathogens Bacillus anthracis and ... nNOS has many other physiological functions, including regulation of cardiac function and peristalsis and sexual arousal in ... Other NOS inhibitors that have been or are being researched for possible clinical use include cindunistat, A-84643, ONO-1714, L ... Cloning of NOS enzymes indicates that cNOS include both brain constitutive (NOS1) and endothelial constitutive (NOS3); the ...
Aleph (Japanese cult)
In July 1993, cult members sprayed large amounts of liquid containing Bacillus anthracis spores from a cooling tower on the ... The papers included photographs of PSIA employees and directors, police officers, and lawyer Taro Takimoto, who helped ... Takahashi, Hiroshi (2004). "Bacillus anthracis Bioterrorism Incident, Kameido, Tokyo, 1993". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 10 ( ... However, their plan to cause an anthrax epidemic failed. The attack resulted in a large number of complaints about bad odors ...
... and their putative determinants are believed to include bxpC, lunA, exsA, etc. In Bacillus anthraces, salt and detergent ... particularly Bacillus cereus and the anthrax-causing bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The exosporium is the portion of the spore ... Redmond, C. (2004). "Identification of proteins in the exosporium of Bacillus anthracis". Microbiology. 150 (2): 355-363. doi: ... anthracis and other members of the Bacillus cereus group. The protein ywdL has been identified in B. cereus as important for ...
Multiple loci VNTR analysis
... including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Bacillus anthracis, Brucella. https://web.archive.org/web/20141225151444/http:// ... "Genotyping of French Bacillus anthracis strains based on 31-loci multi locus VNTR analysis: epidemiology, marker evaluation, ... BioNumerics A commercial bioinformatics solution to store and analyze a large panel of biological data, including MLVA, and ...
... subtilase cytotoxin because its A subunit sequence is similar to that of a subtilase-like serine protease in Bacillus anthracis ... This family is also known as Ct or Ctx, and also includes the heat-labile enterotoxin, known as LT. Cholera toxin's discovery ... Symptoms include paroxysmal cough with whooping and even vomiting. The bacterium Bordetella pertussis was first identified as ... Symptoms include abdominal pain as well as watery diarrhea. Severe life-threatening cases are characterized by hemorrhagic ...
Anthrax, caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is endemic to the area, and causes sporadic outbreaks. It affects mainly ... The remote and beautiful reserve could boast with hills topped by baobab trees, dramatic gorges, including Lanner Gorge, lush ... As anthrax inhibits blood clotting, the blood of deceased animals seep into the soil. The spores survive for decades in ... Steenkamp, P. J. "Ecological suitability modelling for anthrax in the Kruger National Park, South Africa". repository.up.ac.za ...
The lethal factor protease is produced and secreted by Bacillus anthracis, the agent of anthrax. Together with protective ... These include Multiple Self-healing Palmoplantar Carcinoma , familial Nikam's disease and Autoinflammation with Arthritis and ... January 2010). "Cutting edge: resistance to Bacillus anthracis infection mediated by a lethal toxin sensitive allele of Nalp1b/ ... The expression is also seen within glandular epithelial structures including the lining of the small intestine, stomach, airway ...
Al Hakum (Iraq)
... including Bacillus anthracis, Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens (which causes gas gangrene) and several viruses ... Among the products created by Iraqi bioweaponeers at the Al Hakum facility was an anthrax surrogate utilizing Bacillus ... It produced large quantities of botulinum toxin and anthrax from 1989 to 1996. The name derives from the common Arabic name or ... The Al Hakum facility began mass production of weapons-grade anthrax in 1989 and ultimately produced 8,000 liters or more. (The ...
Cherry Orchard Hospital
... hospital has a containment laboratory capable of testing for the deliberate release of the biological agent Bacillus anthracis ... had reduced the incidence of infectious diseases and the hospital expanded the range of medical services it provided to include ...
Symptoms include stiff neck, fever, headache, confusion, and photophobia. Sepsis is caused by overwhelming response to an ... Bacillus. *Bacillus anthracis *Anthrax. *Bacillus cereus *Food poisoning. Listeria. *Listeria monocytogenes *Listeriosis ... Pneumonia is the most common of the S. pneumoniae diseases which include symptoms such as fever and chills, cough, rapid ... The symptoms include confusion, shortness of breath, elevated heart rate, pain or discomfort, over-perspiration, fever, ...
... s of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis were used in the 2001 anthrax attacks. The powder found in contaminated postal ... Bacteria having a centrally placed endospore include Bacillus cereus. Sometimes the endospore can be so large the cell can be ... Examples of bacteria that can form endospores include Bacillus and Clostridium. ... "Decontamination of Bacillus anthracis Spores: Evaluation of Various Disinfectants". Appl Biosaf. 14 (1): 7-10. doi:10.1177/ ...
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
SSSS often includes a widespread painful erythroderma, often involving the face, diaper, and other intertriginous areas. ... Bacillus. *Bacillus anthracis *Anthrax. *Bacillus cereus *Food poisoning. Listeria. *Listeria monocytogenes *Listeriosis ... Conservative measures include rehydration, antipyretics (e.g., ibuprofen or paracetamol), management of thermal burns, and ...
... including pasteurization and vaccines for anthrax and rabies. The institute was founded on June 4, 1887, and inaugurated on ... Albert Calmette and Camille Guérin discovered how to culture the tuberculosis bacillus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (so called ... This museum also includes the collection of scientific objects illustrating the scientist's work, as well as the Byzantine ... Right after he had discovered the bacillus, Koch had tried in vain to create a vaccine against it, however the injection of the ...
Anthrax Bacillus anthracis commonly - grazing herbivores such as cattle, sheep, goats, camels, horses, and pigs by ingestion, ... Examples include rabies, anthrax, tularemia and West Nile virus. Thus, much of human exposure to infectious disease has been ... Close contact with cattle can lead to cutaneous anthrax infection, whereas inhalation anthrax infection is more common for ... "Inhalation Anthrax". cdc.gov. Archived from the original on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.. ...
Urinary tract infection
Multiple bacilli (rod-shaped bacteria, here shown as black and bean-shaped) shown between white blood cells in urinary ... Those who have bacteria in the urine but no symptoms should not generally be treated with antibiotics. This includes those ... Hemorrhagic cystitis, characterized by blood in the urine, can occur secondary to a number of causes including: infections, ... Nicolle LE (2008). "Uncomplicated urinary tract infection in adults including uncomplicated pyelonephritis". Urol Clin North Am ...
Innate immune system
M. tuberculosis, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Bacillus anthracis utilize mechanisms that directly kill the phagocyte.[citation ... The innate leukocytes include: natural killer cells, mast cells, eosinophils, basophils; and the phagocytic cells include ... These include the NBS-LRR class of proteins. When a part of a plant becomes infected with a microbial or viral pathogen, in ... Some invertebrates, including various insects, crabs, and worms utilize a modified form of the complement response known as the ...
Bacillus - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bacillus anthracis, which causes Anthrax.. *Bacillus subtilis is considered an model organism. It is often used in genetic ... Bacilli are partly or wholly aerobic. They do aerobic respiration. They are everywhere in nature. Bacillus includes both free- ... Bacillus cereus which is responsible for a form of food poisoning.. *Bacillus thuringensis which is used in pest control. It ... Bacillus is a genus of rod shaped bacteria. They are Gram-positive, meaning they have an extra outside cell layer. ...
In 1876, Robert Koch had shown that Bacillus anthracis caused anthrax. In his papers published between 1878 and 1880, ... Pasteur's later work on diseases included work on chicken cholera. He received cultures from Jean Joseph Henri Toussaint, and ... In 1880, Pasteur's rival Jean-Joseph-Henri Toussaint, a veterinary surgeon, used carbolic acid to kill anthrax bacilli and ... He thought oxidizing bacteria made them less virulent. In early 1881, Pasteur discovered that growing anthrax bacilli at ...
Anthrax. Bacillus anthracis. commonly - grazing herbivores such as cattle, sheep, goats, camels, horses, and pigs. by ingestion ... Examples include rabies, anthrax, tularemia and West Nile virus. Thus, much of human exposure to infectious disease has been ... Close contact with cattle can lead to cutaneous anthrax infection, whereas inhalation anthrax infection is more common for ... "Inhalation Anthrax". www.cdc.gov. Retrieved 2017-03-26.. *^ "Avian flu: Poultry to be allowed outside under new rules". BBC ...
Biological weapon - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bacillus anthraces. Anthrax. Was weaponized by the U.S., Soviet Union, and Iraqp.26. ... including anthrax, bubonic plague, smallpox, and ricin. ... Bacillus anthraces (anthrax). Mailed letters. Terrorists to ... "Amerithrax or Anthrax Investigation". FBI.gov. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved February 8, 2016.. ... Lutwick, Larry I.; Lutwick, Suzanne M. (December 15, 2008). Beyond Anthrax: The Weaponization of Infectious Diseases. Springer ...
... the class Bacilli such as the Bacillus spp. (e.g. B. anthracis, a pathogen, and B. subtilis, biotechnologically useful), lactic ... The Tenericutes includes the class Mollicutes, formerly/debatedly of the phylum Firmicutes (sister clades). Despite their ... Pasteuria is now assigned to phylum Bacilli, not to phylum Planctomycetes. *^ It has been proposed to call the clade ... Low-G+C species (later renamed Firmicutes) (Clostridium, Peptococcus, Bacillus, Mycoplasma) ...
Twigg suggested that the cause was a form of anthrax, and Norman Cantor thought it may have been a combination of anthrax and ... including marmots, in various areas including Central Asia, Kurdistan, Western Asia, North India and Uganda. Due to climate ... Department there which undertook some leading-edge research on plague transmission from rat fleas to humans via the bacillus ... Modern treatment methods include insecticides, the use of antibiotics, and a plague vaccine. The plague bacterium could develop ...
Rod-shaped gram-positive Bacillus anthracis bacteria in a cerebrospinal fluid sample stand out from round white blood cells, ... Based upon a number of observations including that the gram-positive bacteria are the major producers of antibiotics and that, ... Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus sanguinis and in gram-positive soil bacterium Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus. ... The non-spore formers are Corynebacterium and Listeria (a coccobacillus), whereas Bacillus and Clostridium produce spores. ...
Հակաբիոտիկներ - Վիքիպեդիա՝ ազատ հանրագիտարան
... որ Bacillus anthracis-ը չի աճում Penicillum notatum բորբոսասնկերի առկայությամբ։ 1895 թվականին իտալացի բժիշկ Վինչենցո Տիբերիոն ... including tuberculosis. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017 (WHO/EMP/IAU/2017.12). Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. ... բացիլները կարող են ճնշել Bacillus anthracis-ի աճը ։ Հետագայում 1942 թվականին ամերիկացի մանրէաբան Զելման Վակսմանը նման ... 10 x '20 Progress--development of new drugs active against gram-negative bacilli: an update from the Infectious Diseases ...
Other symptoms include elevated temperature, sweating, elevated blood pressure, and episodic rapid heart rate. Spasms may occur ... Wells, C. L., Wilkins, T. D. (1996). "Clostridia: Sporeforming Anaerobic Bacilli". In Baron, S.; et al. Baron's Medical ... Other symptoms include fever, headache, restlessness, irritability, feeding difficulties, breathing problems, burning with ... including skull fracture, laceration, eye injury, dental extraction, and otitis media, but it has been ...
In a similar way, the Bacillus species (=phylum Firmicutes) belonging to the "B. cereus group" (B. anthracis, B. cereus, B . ... Early described genera of bacteria include Vibrio and Monas, by O. F. Müller (1773, 1786), then classified as Infusoria ( ... Main article: Bacillus. Another example of a large genus with nested genera is the genus Bacillus, in which the genera ... Bacillus cereus group: close and polyphyleticEdit. Main article: Bacillus cereus. ...
They include BoNT/X (P0DPK1) which is toxic in mice and possibly in human, a BoNT/J (A0A242DI27) found in cow Enterococcus,[ ... A new anaerobic bacillus and its relation to botulism. E. van Ermengem. Originally published as "Ueber einen neuen anaëroben ... Botulinum toxin is also used to treat disorders of hyperactive nerves including excessive sweating, neuropathic pain, ... These include partial facial paralysis, muscle weakness, and trouble swallowing. Side effects are not limited to direct ...
... including 5 cases of tendon rupture) and central nervous system events (19, including 5 cases of seizures) as the most common ... Only inhalant anthrax and pseudomonal infections in cystic fibrosis infections are licensed indications in the UK due to ... "Antibiotic resistance among gram-negative bacilli in US intensive care units: implications for fluoroquinolone use". JAMA: The ... Numerous pathogens, including Escherichia coli, commonly exhibit resistance. Widespread veterinary usage of quinolones, in ...
He found that the blood of cattle that were infected with anthrax always had large numbers of Bacillus anthracis. Koch found ... The organisms involved include pathogenic bacteria, causing diseases such as plague, tuberculosis and anthrax; protozoan ... In modern times, bioterrorism has included the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack and the 1993 release of anthrax by Aum ... "Bacillus anthracis Bioterrorism Incident, Kameido, Tokyo, 1993". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 10 (1): 117-20. doi:10.3201/ ...
Martin J. Blaser
Blaser's work has focused on Helicobacter pylori, Campylobacter species, Salmonella, Bacillus anthracis, and more recently on ... including the use of antibiotics. ...
Bakterya, ang malayang ensiklopedya
Bacillus anthracis). Siya ang gumawa at pinangalanan at pinuksa ang bakteryum, para iyurok sa isang dagang pang-ekperimento at ... Proteobacteria classis nov., a name for the phylogenetic taxon that includes the "purple bacteria and their relatives". Int. J ... Bacillus, Clostridium o Enterobacteriaceae Ang mga Photoautotrophs ay pangkat ng mga bakterya na gumagamit ng sinag ng araw ... Subalit, ang ilang uir ng bakterya ay patohenik at maaring magsanhi ng mga sakit, tulad ng kolera, syphilis, anthrax, leprosy, ...
It includes twa orders, Bacillales an Lactobacillales, which contain several well-kent pathogens sucn as Bacillus anthracis ( ... Bacilli refers tae a taxonomic class o bacteria. ... Taen frae "https://sco.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bacilli& ...
Two Bacillus species are considered medically significant: B. anthracis, which causes anthrax, and B. cereus, which causes food ... Paenibacillus and Virgibacillus, genera of bacteria formerly included in Bacillus. ... B. anthracis. B. aquimaris. B. arenosi. B. arseniciselenatis. B. arsenicus. B. aurantiacus. B. arvi. B. aryabhattai. B. asahii ... Bacillus is a genus of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria and a member of the phylum Firmicutes. Bacillus species can be ...
Behring had found that the serum of tetanus-immune white rats contained a substance that neutralized anthrax bacilli. He saw ... Antitoxins are made within organisms, but can be injected into other organisms, including humans. This procedure involves ...
ന്യുമോണിയ - വിക്കിപീഡിയ
Bacillus anthracis) രോഗാണുമൂലമുള്ള ന്യുമോണിയ. രോഗചികിത്സാർജ്ജിത ന്യുമോണിയ[തിരുത്തുക]. ആശുപത്രിയിലോ മറ്റു ചികിത്സാലയങ്ങളിലോ ... including URTIs,. ജലദോഷം). ശിരസ്സ്. ഉപനാസകോടരം: ഉപനാസകോടരവീക്കം നാസാരോഗം: നാസാവീക്കം (വാഹികാപ്രേരക നാസാവീക്കം, ശോഷക നാസാവീക്കം ... including LRTIs). ശ്വസനി/. ശ്വാസതടസ്സ രോഗം. തീവ്രം: തീവ്ര ശ്വസനിവീക്കം സനാതനം: സനാതന ശ്വാസതടസ്സരോഗം(COPD) (സനാതന ശ്വസനിവീക്കം, ... ഗ്രാം അഭിരഞ്ജക ദണ്ഡാകാര ... ഗ്രാം ...
The capsule may be polysaccharide as in pneumococci, meningococci or polypeptide as Bacillus anthracis or hyaluronic acid as in ... Prokaryotes include bacteria and archaea, two of the three domains of life. Prokaryotic cells were the first form of life on ... These include: (1) nucleotide excision repair, (2) DNA mismatch repair, (3) non-homologous end joining of double-strand breaks ... In mammals, major cell types include skin cells, muscle cells, neurons, blood cells, fibroblasts, stem cells, and others. Cell ...
Scanning electron micrograph of a neutrophil (yellow) phagocytosing anthrax bacilli (orange). Scale bar is 5 μm. ... Neutrophils have a variety of specific receptors, including ones for complement, cytokines like interleukins and IFN-γ, ...
Bacillus anthracis</i> in China and Its Relationship to Worldwide L" by Tatum S. Simonson, Richard T. Okinaka...
... anthrax. An archival collection of 191 different B. anthracis isolates from China provides a glimpse into the possible role of ... Conclusion: B. anthracis isolates were recovered from three canSNP sub-groups (A.Br.008/009, A.Br.Aust94, and A.Br.Vollum) in ... anthracis isolates has previously been defined by a set of 12 conserved canonical single nucleotide polymorphisms (canSNP). ... These studies reinforced the presence of three major lineages and 12 sub-lineages and sub-groups of this anthrax-causing ...
CDC - Surface sampling procedures for Bacillus anthracis spores from smooth, non-porous surfaces - NIOSH Workplace Safety and...
Additional information regarding Bacillus anthracis sampling, including recommendations for protecting investigators while ... including Comprehensive Procedures for Collecting Environmental Samples for Culturing Bacillus anthracis, which were developed ... to use when sampling for Bacillus anthracis (B. anthracis) spores. These procedures supersede previous CDC procedures for ... Surface sampling procedures for Bacillus anthracis spores from smooth, non-porous surfaces. Revised April 26, 2012. General. ...
Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Ecological Niche Modeling into Disease Ecology: A Case Study of Bacillus...
Modeling the geographic distribution of Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax disease, for the contiguous United ... Natural dissemination of Bacillus anthracis spores in northern Canada. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:1610-1615.CrossRefPubMed ... Bacillus anthracis diversity in Kruger National Park. J. Clin. Microbiol. 38:3780-3784.PubMedGoogle Scholar ... Geographic Information System Bacillus Anthracis Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis Disease Ecology Geographic Information ...
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Nonhemolytic, Nonmotile Gram-Positive Rods Indicative of Bacillus anthracis - Volume 9, Number 8-August 2003 - Emerging...
A nonhemolytic, nonmotile Bacillus, suspicious of Bacillus anthracis, was isolated from a blood culture. We discuss the ... These species include B. megaterium, B. firmus, and B. circulans. At the community laboratory level, once the Bacillus colonies ... Bacillus anthracis and B. cereus. B. anthracis causes anthrax in its cutaneous, pulmonary (inhalational), and intestinal forms ... The only nonmotile Bacillus are B. anthracis and B. cereus subsp. mycoides. Some other Bacillus species show variable motility ...
Structure-activity relationships of Bacillus cereus and Bacillus anthracis dihydrofolate reductase: toward the identification...
Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. ... New and improved therapeutics are needed for Bacillus anthracis, the etiological agent of anthrax. To date, antimicrobial ... Structure-activity relationships of Bacillus cereus and Bacillus anthracis dihydrofolate reductase: toward the identification ... Structure-Activity Relationships of Bacillus cereus and Bacillus anthracis Dihydrofolate Reductase: toward the Identification ...
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The electrochemical cell is useful in assay methods, including those using electrochemiluminescence. The electrochemical cell ... Bacillus anthracis; Bacillus cereus; Botulinum neurotoxin producing species of Clostridium; Brucella abortus; Brucella ... A part of an antibody can include any fragment which can bind antigen, including but not limited to Fab, Fab′, F(ab′)2, Facb, ... Exemplary methods utilizing the measurement of light include luminescence assays, including fluorescence, chemiluminescence, ...
Anthrax drug death sparks fear of Europe-wide pandemic - RT World News
... died from an anthrax infection, sparking concerns of a pan-European outbreak of the rare disease. ... Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the Bacillus anthracis bacteria. Infection in humans is rare, usually involving the ... People traditionally considered to be at high risk of anthrax infection include farm workers and veterinarians. ... Anthrax drug death sparks fear of Europe-wide pandemic Published time: 18 Aug, 2012 12:13 Edited time: 18 Aug, 2012 19:55 ...
Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis - Wikipedia
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pyrE - Orotate phosphoribosyltransferase - Bacillus anthracis - pyrE gene & protein
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lutB - Lactate utilization protein B - Bacillus anthracis (strain CDC 684 / NRRL 3495) - lutB gene & protein
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Biocontainment Laboratory-University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston National Laboratory | NIH: National Institute of Allergy...
Bacillus anthracis: mouse (A,IN,S), guinea pig (A,IN), rabbit (A,IN), NHP (A,IN,S) ... Animal Models, Including Species, Disease, and Delivery Method. A=aerosol, IN=intranasal, S=subcutaneous, O=oral, IP= ... Animal Capabilities, Including Species and Containment Level(s). *Nonhuman primates (ABSL2, ABSL3, ABSL4) ... Specialized equipment includes: tissue processor embedding station, and automated stainer; microtome and cryotome automated ...
Levofloxacin Dosage Guide with Precautions - Drugs.com
Includes dosages for Urinary Tract Infection, Sinusitis, Bronchitis and more; plus renal, liver and dialysis adjustments. ... Systemic anthrax includes anthrax meningitis, inhalation anthrax, injection anthrax, gastrointestinal anthrax, and cutaneous ... Usual Pediatric Dose for Cutaneous Bacillus anthracis. 6 months or older:. Less than 50 kg: 8 mg/kg orally or IV every 12 hours ... Systemic anthrax includes anthrax meningitis, inhalation anthrax, injection anthrax, gastrointestinal anthrax, and cutaneous ...
US Patent # 9,890,369. Cytolethal distending toxin subunit B conjugated or fused to Bacillus anthracis toxin lethal factor...
Disclosed is a protein comprising a cytolethal distending toxin subunit B (CdtB) conjugated or fused to a Bacillus anthracis ... Exemplary PAs may include any one or more of wild-type Bacillus anthracis PA (wtPA), PA-L1, PA-U2, PA-U7, PA-D512K, PA-GN, PA- ... The CdtB is conjugated or fused to Bacillus anthracis toxin lethal factor (LF). LF is a component of the anthrax toxin produced ... "A deleted variant of Bacillus anthracis protective antigen is non-toxic and blocks anthrax toxin action in Vivo" J. Bio. Chem. ...
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1.6 Anthrax including inhalational anthrax (post-exposure). Anthrax due to Bacillus anthracis, including inhalational anthrax ( ... 1.6 Anthrax including inhalational anthrax (post-exposure) 1.7 Alternative treatment for selected infections when penicillin is ... Anthrax, including inhalational anthrax (post-exposure) (1.6). *Alternative treatment for selected infections when penicillin ... post-exposure): to reduce the incidence or progression of disease following exposure to aerosolized Bacillus anthracis. ...
75 CDC employees may have been exposed to anthrax - The Blade
Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by bacteria known as Bacillus anthracis. The bacteria are found naturally in soil and ... Symptoms of anthrax can include fever, chills, shortness of breath, confusion and body aches, among other conditions. ... In 2001, anthrax sent through the mail killed five people and sickened 22 others, according to the institutes. While anthrax ... No one has shown symptoms of anthrax following the accidental exposure, CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said in an email to The ...
KEGG PATHWAY: Citrate cycle (TCA cycle) - Bacillus anthracis A0248
Development and Evaluation of a Real-Time PCR Assay Targeting the Type III Secretion System of Burkholderia pseudomallei |...
Evaluation and validation of a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for rapid identification of Bacillus anthracis. Emerg ... They included 224 B. pseudomallei strains representing temporal (1949 to 2004), geographic (Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, and ... Bacillus anthracis, Brucella spp., and Francisella tularensis), and pathogens that are part of the differential diagnoses for ... No-template (PCR grade water) and positive (B. pseudomallei CDC2000032028) controls were included in each run to rule out the ...
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Bacillus anthracis CapD, belonging to the gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase family, is required for the covalent anchoring of...
... but they do not include polyglutamate capsule. Bacillus anthracis capsule, which is composed only of poly-gamma- d-glutamate, ... Bacillus anthracis capsule, which is composed only of poly-gamma- d-glutamate, is one of the two major virulence factors of the ... Bacillus anthracis CapD, belonging to the gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase family, is required for the covalent anchoring of ... The mutant bacilli are surrounded by polyglutamate material that is not covalently anchored. Thus, CapD is required for the ...
Postal Service Issues Anthrax Warning
... zoonotic disease caused by Bacillus Anthracis. Anthrax occurs in domesticated and wild animals, including goats, sheep, cattle ... What Are the Symptoms and Effects of Anthrax?. After an incubation period of 1-7 days, the onset of inhalation anthrax is ... What Are the Clinical Features of Anthrax?. Anthrax is an acute bacterial infection of the skin, lungs or gastrointestinal ... The fatality rate for untreated inhaled or intestinal anthrax is over 90%.. The inhaled form of anthrax is contracted by ...
atxA Controls Bacillus anthracis Capsule Synthesis via acpA and a Newly Discovered Regulator, acpB | Journal of Bacteriology
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Frontiers | Crossing of the epithelial barriers by Bacillus anthracis: the Known and the Unknown | Microbiology
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Weapon of Mass Destruction - Conservapedia
A partial list of agents that have been used or contemplated as WMD includes: * Bacillus anthracis ... The Anthrax Scare. In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, five persons died of anthrax, which they ... contracted after opening envelopes containing finely-milled sand laced with Bacillus anthracis, the etiological agent of ... anthrax. The investigation of these incidents has concluded only that a single perpetrator is responsible. That perpetrator has ...
The Dark Bacillus Crystal - Scientific American Blog Network
Including us. Bacillus anthracis endospores cause anthrax.. Thats a guess.. After the discovery of Bt-toxin, it didnt take ... Endospores of Bacillus anthracis, better known as the agent of anthrax. The endospores are the rounded, bright white objects ... Bacillus thuringiensis is a soil bacterium, like many of its kin in the the Firmicutes, a group of largely Gram-positive ... My purpose here is not to stoke that debate, but to show you what an amazing thing the Bacillus thuringiensis toxin is in the ...
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The agent of anthrax-Bacillus anthracis -naturally dwells in sheep. Other examples include Brucella abortic (Brucellosis), ... The agent of anthrax-Bacillus anthracis -naturally dwells in sheep. Other examples include Brucella abortic (Brucellosis), ... The best-known example is anthrax . The bacterium that causes anthrax-Bacillus anthracis -can form an environmentally hardy ... The best-known example is anthrax. The bacterium that causes anthrax-Bacillus anthracis -can form an environmentally hardy form ...
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- Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. (kenyon.edu)
- Bacillus represents a genus of ubiquitous gram-positive bacteria. (cdc.gov)
- Bacillus thuringiensis is a soil bacterium, like many of its kin in the the Firmicutes , a group of largely Gram-positive bacteria. (scientificamerican.com)
- Microbial pathogens include various species of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. (encyclopedia.com)
- It can float on currents of air and can be breathed into the lungs, where the bacteria resume growth and swiftly cause a serious and often fatal form of anthrax. (encyclopedia.com)
- Presently, there has been only one confirmed incident of anthrax bacteria being sent through the mail. (wave3.com)
- Examples of rod-shaped bacteria include Bacillus anthracis ( B. anthracis ), or anthrax . (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Computer artwork of rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli) on the stomach lining. (sciencephoto.com)
- however, in one study, bacteria from arsenic-contaminated soil at a smelter site was able to reduce As(+5) to As(+3) under anaerobic conditions at arsenic concentration as high as 75 mg/L. Arsenate-respiring bacteria and Archaea have also recently been isolated from a diversity of natural environments, including freshwater streams and sediments, alkaline and saline lakes, and hot springs. (wikipedia.org)
- Some common locations with arsenate reducing bacteria that is causing major contamination problems by releasing arsenic into drinking water in shallow wells include Bangladesh, the American Midwest, and the Canadian Maritime Provinces. (wikipedia.org)
- UVGI interrupts the transmission of pathogenic organisms including bacteria, viruses, mold and even bioterrorism agents. (light-sources.com)
- Both vegetative bacteria and viruses are generally most susceptible to UV inactivation, followed by microorganism groups including Mycobacteria, bacterial spores, and finally fungal spores. (light-sources.com)
- Certain PDHs, including several from pathogens on the World Health Organization priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, possess an additional ACT domain. (rcsb.org)
- Newswise - Cigarettes are "widely contaminated" with bacteria, including some known to cause disease in people, concludes a new international study conducted by a University of Maryland environmental health researcher and microbial ecologists at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France. (newswise.com)
- The presence of pXO2 ORF sequences in other Bacillus species suggests the possibility that certain pXO2 plasmid gene functions may also be present in other closely related bacteria. (biomedcentral.com)
- In contrast to most bacteria, which harbor a single glutamate racemase gene, the genomic sequence of B. anthracis predicts two genes encoding glutamate racemases, racE1 and racE2 . (asm.org)
- Inhalational anthrax is a complex human disease that begins with deposition of Bacillus anthracis spores into lungs, followed by infiltration and proliferation of vegetative bacteria in the blood and several organs, ultimately leading to death of the host ( 23 , 25 , 36 , 42 ). (asm.org)
- Light micrograph of a colony of Bacillus cereus, a species of Gram-positive, aerobic, spore-forming bacteria. (sciencephoto.com)
- 2. Any of various rod-shaped, spore-forming, aerobic bacteria of the genus Bacillus that often occur in chains and include B. anthracis , the causative agent of anthrax. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Nisin also inhibits the outgrowth of bacterial spores, including spores of Bacillus anthracis, whose structural and biochemical properties are fundamentally different from those of vegetative bacteria. (nih.gov)
- Biological weapons include pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and biological toxins. (faqs.org)
- Dr. Anton Dilger, a German agent living in Washington D.C., reportedly grew anthrax and glanders bacteria in his home and then inoculated thousands of horses and cattle that were shipped to Allied troops in Europe. (faqs.org)
- Spores of Bacillus bacteria can survive for years in a dormant state, and then germinate in minutes. (phys.org)
- A new antibiotic that is effective at killing anthrax and superbug MRSA bacteria could be a weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance - and terrorism. (phys.org)
- Bacillus anthracis and its two close relatives, Bacillus thuringiensis and Bacillus cereus , are spore-forming bacteria naturally found in soil throughout much of the world. (phys.org)
Bacterium that causes anthrax3
- The bacterium that causes anthrax - Bacillus anthracis - can form an environmentally hardy form called a spore. (encyclopedia.com)
- Bacillus anthracis is a gram-positive, aerobic, spore-forming bacterium that causes anthrax in mammals . (who.int)
- From a zebra carcass on the plains of Namibia in Southern Africa, an international team of researchers has discovered a new, unusually large virus (or bacteriophage) that infects the bacterium that causes anthrax. (phys.org)
- These studies reinforced the presence of three major lineages and 12 sub-lineages and sub-groups of this anthrax-causing pathogen. (unl.edu)
- An archival collection of 191 different B. anthracis isolates from China provides a glimpse into the possible role of Chinese trade and commerce in the spread of certain sub-lineages of this pathogen. (unl.edu)
- I provide a conceptual model of the epidemiology and outbreak ecology of anthrax and the landscape ecology of the pathogen Bacillus anthracis . (springer.com)
- Organisms considered common skin contaminants are not included in the definition of a recognized pathogen. (renalandurologynews.com)
- The notorious animal pathogen Bacillus anthracis is considered to be a genetically monomorphic variant of the large, well-studied B. cereus sensu lato (s.l.) lineage of often ubiquitous soil organisms like B. cereus sensu stricto (referred to here as simply B. cereus ), B. thuringiensis , B. pseudomycoides , B. weihenstephanensis , and B. mycoides ( 20 , 21 , 25 , 38 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Identification of ORFs that are specific to B. anthracis are potentially useful as markers for detection of the pathogen in clinical and forensic applications. (biomedcentral.com)
- Anthrax is caused by Bacillus anthracis, a pathogen that causes potentially fatal disease in most mammals, including humans. (phys.org)
Agent of anthrax9
- Modeling the geographic distribution of Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax disease, for the contiguous United States using predictive ecological niche modeling. (springer.com)
- New and improved therapeutics are needed for Bacillus anthracis, the etiological agent of anthrax. (nih.gov)
- Endospores of Bacillus anthracis, better known as the agent of anthrax. (scientificamerican.com)
- Bacillus anthracis , the etiological agent of anthrax, is a Gram-positive, spore-forming bacillus. (frontiersin.org)
- In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks , five persons died of anthrax , which they contracted after opening envelopes containing finely-milled sand laced with Bacillus anthracis , the etiological agent of anthrax. (conservapedia.com)
- In this study, we successfully established a recombinant protein expression system for PDH from Bacillus anthracis (BaPDH), the causative agent of anthrax, and determined the structure of a BaPDH ternary complex with NAD + and tyrosine, a binary complex with tyrosine, and a structure of an isolated ACT domain dimer. (rcsb.org)
- The Bacillus genus includes B. anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax. (sciencephoto.com)
- Bacillus an´thracis the causative agent of anthrax . (thefreedictionary.com)
- Although Bacillus anthracis , the causative agent of anthrax, can be cleared from the host with antibiotics, the ongoing action of the secreted anthrax toxin limits the clinical efficacy of these drugs ( 1 ). (pnas.org)
- The global pattern of distribution of 1033 B. anthracis isolates has previously been defined by a set of 12 conserved canonical single nucleotide polymorphisms (canSNP). (unl.edu)
- Isolates that form the A lineage (unlike the B and C lineages) have become widely dispersed throughout the world and form the basis for the geographical disposition of "modern" anthrax. (unl.edu)
- B. anthracis isolates were recovered from three canSNP sub-groups (A.Br.008/009, A.Br.Aust94, and A.Br.Vollum) in the western most portion of the large Chinese province of Xinjiang. (unl.edu)
- Bacillus cereus is ubiquitous in nature, and while most isolates appear to be harmless, some are associated with food-borne illnesses, periodontal diseases, and other more serious infections. (asm.org)
- PCR analysis demonstrated that both clinical isolates contained B. anthracis pXO1 toxin genes. (asm.org)
- Several methods have shown that B. cereus isolates closely related to B. anthracis tend to be of clinical rather than environmental origin ( 9 , 10 , 11 ). (asm.org)
- Has CDC tested the anthrax isolates for sensitivity to different antibiotics? (nationalterroralert.com)
- In this study soil samples were analysed from endemic regions of the country, and B. anthracis isolates were identified by classical bacteriological and biochemical methods. (who.int)
- Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis isolates that ranged in genomic similarity to B. anthracis , as determined by amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis, were examined by PCR for the presence of sequences similar to 47 pXO2 ORFs. (biomedcentral.com)
- Sequences similar to the B. anthracis cap genes or their regulator, acpA , were not detected among any of the examined isolates. (biomedcentral.com)
- The presence of pXO2 sequences in the other Bacillus isolates did not correlate with genomic relatedness established by AFLP analysis. (biomedcentral.com)
- The goal of this study was to determine if many of the novel pXO2 ORFs were unique to B. anthracis , or were conserved in other closely related Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis isolates. (biomedcentral.com)
- Eight of the B. cereus/B. thuringiensis isolates were found to be very closely related to all B. anthracis isolates and formed a distinct cluster. (biomedcentral.com)
- PCR was performed using template DNA from 11 Bacillus isolates that vary in relatedness to B. anthracis with primer sets designed to amplify DNA fragments from 47 different pXO2 ORFs. (biomedcentral.com)
- Table 1 lists the isolates tested, their genomic relatedness to B. anthracis as determined by Jaccard distances calculated from AFLP profile comparisons [ 17 , 18 ], and the number of positive PCR reactions obtained for each isolate. (biomedcentral.com)
- Analysis of sequence data for a 632-nucleotide fragment of rpoB showed that 1,288 dairy-associated isolates (obtained from raw and pasteurized milk and from dairy farm environments) clustered into two major divisions representing (i) the genus Paenibacillus (737 isolates, including the species Paenibacillus odorifer , Paenibacillus graminis , and Paenibacillus amylolyticus sensu lato) and (ii) Bacillus ( n = 467) (e.g. (asm.org)
- In addition, 38/40 Paenibacillus isolates but only 3/47 Bacillus isolates tested were positive for β-galactosidase activity (including some isolates representing Bacillus licheniformis sensu lato, a common dairy-associated clade). (asm.org)
- The location of carcasses infected with B. cereus bv anthracis isolates. (phys.org)
- In the current study, they describe the origin and detailed molecular analysis of four additional B. cereus bv anthracis isolates. (phys.org)
- Like the chimpanzee isolate from Ivory Coast, the new isolates shared the two virulence plasmids pXO1 and pXO2 with B. anthracis but chromosomal features with B. cereus . (phys.org)
- More detailed analysis of their genomes suggested that the B. cereus bv anthracis isolates form a 'clade', which means they share a common ancestor. (phys.org)
- B. anthracis isolates, on the other hand, have a different ancestor and belong to a different clade. (phys.org)
- All B. cereus bv anthracis isolates possessed the same mutation in the regulator gene plcR, different from the one found in B. anthracis , and carry an intact copy of a gene mutated in B. anthracis , which enables them to produce a second outer shell composed of hyaluronic acid. (phys.org)
- While closely related, the individual B. cereus bv anthracis isolates also differed amongst each other, for example in their ability to move in liquid medium and their resistance or sensitivity to penicillin, suggesting that this clade has existed and evolved for a while. (phys.org)
- Even the anthrax toxin is being evaluated as a choice for tumor cell surface targeting in chemoresistant neoplasms ( 5 ). (cdc.gov)
- Disclosed is a protein comprising a cytolethal distending toxin subunit B (CdtB) conjugated or fused to a Bacillus anthracis toxin lethal factor (LF) or a functional portion of LF. (patents.com)
- My purpose here is not to stoke that debate, but to show you what an amazing thing the Bacillus thuringiensis toxin is in the state of nature. (scientificamerican.com)
- In the host's gut, which, depending on the strain of B. thuringiensis , can include larvae of moths, butterflies, flies, mosquitoes, and beetles, the pro-toxin is cleaved by host enzymes and assumes its lethal form. (scientificamerican.com)
- Other species of Bacillus produce antibiotics in an effort to thwart their bacterial competition, so perhaps Bt-toxin is a way to avoid occasional insect annihilation. (scientificamerican.com)
- 2018. Bioinspired detoxification of blood: The efficient removal of anthrax toxin protective antigen using an extracorporeal macroporous adsorbent device . (cardiff.ac.uk)
- Bacillus anthracis, Francisella tularensis, Botulinum toxin) or Incapacitating Agents (e.g. (wikipedia.org)
- Bromberg-White J, Lee C-S, Duesbery N. Consequences and Utility of the Zinc-Dependent Metalloprotease Activity of Anthrax Lethal Toxin. (mdpi.com)
- The anthrax toxin consists of three proteins, a receptor-binding component designated protective antigen, and two enzymatic components termed edema factor and lethal factor (LF) ( 2 ). (pnas.org)
- We will discuss the critical gaps of knowledge that need to be addressed to gain a comprehensive view of the initial steps of inhalational anthrax. (frontiersin.org)
- Using medical records from Norman Regional Hospital, Integris Baptist Hospital and the autopsy report from the Medical Examiner's office, combined with material on inhalational anthrax obtained from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and other sources, the Oklahoma Constitution will examine this thesis. (freerepublic.com)
- Inhalational anthrax symptoms follow deposition of spore-bearing particles into alveolar spaces of the human body. (freerepublic.com)
- The medical literature reports that, in many cases of inhalational anthrax, the patient often experiences a period of recovery, followed by rapid relapse, with increased difficulty in breathing, profuse sweating, cyanosis, shock and death in two to three days. (freerepublic.com)
- After a patient in Connecticut died from inhalational anthrax on November 19, the center was sampled again on November 21 and 25 by using dry and wet swabs. (cdc.gov)
- These results suggest cross-contaminated mail as a possible source of anthrax for the inhalational anthrax patient in Connecticut. (cdc.gov)
- During the latter half of the 19th century, a previously unrecognized form of anthrax appeared for the first time, namely, inhalational anthrax 4 . (iaff.org)
- Owing to the infectiousness of anthrax spores by the respiratory route and the high mortality of inhalational anthrax, the military's concern with anthrax is with its potential use as a biological weapon. (iaff.org)
- This concern was heightened by the revelation that the largest epidemic of inhalational anthrax in recent history occurred in Sverdlovsk, Russia, in 1979. (iaff.org)
- Pathology of inhalational anthrax in 42 cases from the Sverdlovsk outbreak of 1979. (iaff.org)
- The Sterne and Ames strains of Bacillus anthracis carry chromosomal genes bla1 and bla2 , which confer β-lactam resistance when expressed in Escherichia coli . (asm.org)
- The Sterne and Ames strains of B. anthracis carry chromosomal genes bla1 and bla2 , which are predicted to encode a group 2a penicillinase and a functional group 3 metalloenzyme ( 6 , 8 ). (asm.org)
- Stable infection of Bacillus anthracis laboratory strains with environmental bacteriophages confers survival phenotypes in soil and earthworm intestinal niches (R. Schuch and V. A. Fischetti, PLoS One 4:e6532, 2009). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- In a host range analysis of a wide-ranging group of Bacillus species and related organisms, Wip1 and Wip4 were both infective only toward B. anthracis and certain B. cereus strains. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Next, a novel metagenomic approach was used to determine the extent to which such B. cereus - and B. anthracis -like strains are found in worms from two geographical locations. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- 2017. Molecular genotyping of bacillus anthracis strains from Georgia and northeastern part of Turkey . (cardiff.ac.uk)
- The species are used in many medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial processes, including those for making antibiotics and insecticides ( 1 - 4 ). (cdc.gov)
- For example, Bacillus species pseudobacteremia has been traced to contaminated gloves used in collection of blood from patients ( 6 ). (cdc.gov)
- In immunocompromised hosts, a blood culture growing Bacillus species should be evaluated carefully. (cdc.gov)
- An outbreak of Bacillus species in a cancer hospital in Brazil was reported ( 9 ) and was strongly associated with use of calcium gluconate solution and central venous lines. (cdc.gov)
- Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis infection has caused significant mortality in numerous mammalian species, including chimpanzees. (wikipedia.org)
- Some specific species include Klebsiella oxytoca, Citrobacter freundii, and Bacillus anthracis. (wikipedia.org)
- The main insect vectors implicated with anthrax in the KNP are the blowflies Chrysomya albiceps and Ch. marginalis (Braack 1985) as these species are the first (and most abundant) insects to arrive shortly after death. (scielo.org.za)
- An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay targeting Bacillus globigii spores, a surrogate species for Bacillus anthracis , using a chemiluminescent alkaline phosphatase substrate is combined with a compact intensified biochip detection system. (springer.com)
- For these studies, the target of interest is Bacillus globigii spores, a surrogate species for B. anthracis . (springer.com)
- The type species is Bacillus subtilis . (thefreedictionary.com)
- Some species are nonpathogenic, but others cause a wide variety of diseases, ranging from anthrax (caused by B. anthracis ) to tuberculosis. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology suggests no phenotypic methods for the differentiation of Paenibacillus from closely related Bacillus species. (asm.org)
- These procedures supersede previous CDC procedures for collecting environmental samples for B. anthracis , including Comprehensive Procedures for Collecting Environmental Samples for Culturing Bacillus anthracis , which were developed during the 2001 anthrax terrorist events. (cdc.gov)
- In 2001, anthrax sent through the mail killed five people and sickened 22 others, according to the institutes. (toledoblade.com)
- As demonstrated in the United States in the last few months of 2001, anthrax spores are easily sent through the mail to targets. (encyclopedia.com)
- A drug addict in Blackpool, UK, died from an anthrax infection, sparking concerns of a pan-European outbreak of the rare disease. (rt.com)
- People traditionally considered to be at high risk of anthrax infection include farm workers and veterinarians. (rt.com)
- B. pseudomallei infection can resemble a number of other infections including typhoid, tuberculosis, and malaria ( 45 ). (asm.org)
- Anthrax is an acute bacterial infection of the skin, lungs or gastrointestinal tract. (wave3.com)
- The cutaneous or skin form of the infection occurs most frequently on the hands and forearms of persons working with infected livestock or contaminated animal products and represents 95% of cases of human anthrax. (wave3.com)
- The unique protein capsule of Bacillus anthracis is considered to be essential for establishment of infection leading to anthrax disease. (asm.org)
- For each form, B. anthracis spores need to cross the cutaneous, respiratory or digestive epithelial barriers, respectively, as a first obligate step to establish infection. (frontiersin.org)
- Anthrax is a toxi-infection: an association of toxemia and rapidly spreading infection progressing to septicemia. (frontiersin.org)
- Data collected by infection prevention programs is frequently reported to the NHSN and includes patient demographic information, the type of central line associated with the CLABSI, the patient location, the specific criteria to classify the event as a CLABSI, the patient outcome, the organism(s) isolated from cultured blood and the organisms' antimicrobial susceptibilities. (renalandurologynews.com)
- The infection is expected to occur from one to six days after inhaling Bacillus anthracis spores, although some have suggested that an incubation time of up to forty days is possible. (freerepublic.com)
- Neither of these antibiotics will cure a person of an anthrax infection. (freerepublic.com)
- Natural cases of human anthrax infection are rare in the U.S. (labtestsonline.org)
- Less serious side effects include diarrhea, upset stomach, nausea, sore mouth or throat, sensitivity to sunlight, vaginal yeast infection or itching of the mouth lasting more than 2 days. (nationalterroralert.com)
- We used a combination of complement depletion along with immunodeficient mice and adoptive transfer approaches to determine the mechanisms of infection-induced protective immunity to B. anthracis . (asm.org)
- Together, these results indicate that antibody-mediated neutralization provides significant protection in B. anthracis infection-induced immunity. (asm.org)
- Fatalities resulting from the recent bioterrorist attacks in the U.S. have highlighted the inadequacy of available medical treatments for anthrax infection. (pnas.org)
Spores of Bacillus anthracis1
- Environmental sampling for spores of Bacillus anthracis. (cdc.gov)
- In the present study, two bacilli strain spores ( B. subtilis and B. cereus ) were tested for photocatalytic inactivation in water as simulators of B. anthracis spores. (iwaponline.com)
- B. subtilis was selected for its high resistance to disinfection and B. cereus for its phylogenetic proximity to B. anthracis . (iwaponline.com)
- Examples of such microorganisms include Escherichia coli O157:H7, Campylobacter jejuni , and rotavirus. (encyclopedia.com)
- The bla1 and bla2 genes were previously cloned from the B. anthracis Sterne strain and expressed in Escherichia coli ( 8 ). (asm.org)
- In newborns, the most common agents of meningitis are those that are contracted from the newborn's mother, including Group B streptococci (becoming an increasingly common infecting organism in the newborn period), Escherichia coli , and Listeria monocytogenes . (encyclopedia.com)
- coliform bacilli gram-negative bacilli found in the intestinal tract that resemble Escherichia coli, particularly in the fermentation of lactose with gas. (thefreedictionary.com)
- The Act directs the promulgation of regulations to establish and enforce safety and security procedures for the possession and use of select agents and toxins, including measures to ensure proper training and appropriate skills to handle such select agents and toxins (Ref. 2). (cdc.gov)
- The Agricultural Bioterrorism Act of 2002 also directs the USDA Secretary to promulgate regulations to establish and enforce safety and security procedures for the possession and use of select agents and toxins, including measures to ensure proper training and appropriate skills to handle such select agents and toxins (Ref.3). (cdc.gov)
- The pathogenicity of Bacillus anthracis mainly depends on two toxins and a capsule. (frontiersin.org)
- The pathogenicity of B. anthracis mainly depends on two plasmid-encoded major virulence factors: toxins and a poly-γ-d-glutamate capsule (PDGA), anchored to the cell wall ( Candela and Fouet, 2005 ) which protects bacilli from the immune system, thus promoting systemic dissemination ( Candela and Fouet, 2006 ). (frontiersin.org)
- This report describes a biosensor for anthrax toxins that was fabricated through the self-assembly of a tBLM with B. anthracis protective antigen ion channels that are both the recognition element and electrochemical transducer. (mdpi.com)
- The three genes that encode the proteins that combine to form the B. anthracis toxins ( cya , lef , and pag ) are found on the pXO1 plasmid ( 16 - 18 ). (asm.org)
- As a cause of food poisoning, the various Bacillus -related intoxications are less common that Salmonella , Shigella , E. coli , Campylobacter , Clostridium perfringens and Staphylococcus aureus . (clinicaladvisor.com)
- Two regulatory genes, acpA and atxA , have been reported to control expression of the Bacillus anthracis capsule biosynthesis operon capBCAD . (asm.org)
- One clinical isolate and the environmental isolate collected from that victim's worksite contained the cap A , B , and C genes required for capsule biosynthesis in B. anthracis . (asm.org)
- Glutamate racemase activity in Bacillus anthracis is of significant interest with respect to chemotherapeutic drug design, because l -glutamate stereoisomerization to d -glutamate is predicted to be closely associated with peptidoglycan and capsule biosynthesis, which are important for growth and virulence, respectively. (asm.org)
- It is caused by the soil-borne, Gram-positive, spore-forming organism Bacillus anthracis . (scielo.org.za)
- Overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms, including fungi, may occur. (nih.gov)
- ATLANTA - About 75 employees at the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are being monitored or given antibiotics after possibly being exposed to anthrax, the federal agency said today. (toledoblade.com)
- Out of an abundance of caution, CDC is taking aggressive steps to protect the health of all involved, including protective courses of antibiotics for potentially exposed staff," the agency stated. (toledoblade.com)
- While anthrax can be deadly, those infected can be easily treated with antibiotics if diagnosed early. (toledoblade.com)
- The results provide a structural framework for the design of antibiotics active against B. anthracis . (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Antibiotic sensitivity testing performed at CDC has determined that the strain of anthrax was sensitive to a wide range of antibiotics, including penicillin and ciprofloxacin, giving public health officials important treatment information. (nationalterroralert.com)
- Examples of obligate bacterial pathogens include Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Treponema pallidum . (encyclopedia.com)
- For example, the pXO1 and pXO2 plasmids of B. anthracis encode both the virulence genes directly responsible for anthrax and the transcriptional regulatory proteins involved in plasmid and chromosomal gene expression ( 23 , 40 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Investigation of an anthrax outbreak in Alberta in 1999 using a geographic information system. (springer.com)
- During an anthrax outbreak in 2014 in the endemic Pafuri region, blowflies associated with two 2-3-day-old anthrax-positive carcasses (kudu and impala) as well as surrounding vegetation were collected and investigated for the presence of B. anthracis spores. (scielo.org.za)
- More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage. (phys.org)
- After unseasonably high summer temperatures, for the first time since 1941 western Siberia is dealing with an anthrax outbreak that has hospitalized 13 people and killed about 1,500 reindeer, the Washington Post reported yesterday. (umn.edu)
- In order to illustrate structure-activity relationships for the classes of inhibitors tested, each of the 27 inhibitors was docked into homology models of the B. cereus and B. anthracis DHFR proteins, allowing the development of a rationale for the inhibition profiles. (nih.gov)
- The vesicles derived from mammalian cells contain a family of integral membrane proteins that cross four times the lipid bilayer and are called tetraspanins [ 11 ], including the surface markers of lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells such as CD37, CD9, CD53, CD63, CD81, and CD82. (hindawi.com)
- Immunology services: Human monoclonal antibodies for therapy, breeding of transgenic and knockout mouse lines from common strain backgrounds and transfer onto preferred strain backgrounds (speed congenics), genotyping of transgenic and knockout mouse lines , tissue repository/tissue sharing/cryopreservation including the development and characterization of primary cell lines (for example, MEFs), experimental surgery services, health monitoring, monoclonal antibody production services. (nih.gov)
Form of anthrax2
- The natural host of Wip4 remained constant for 3 years and was a B. cereus strain that expressed a B. anthracis -like surface polysaccharide at septal positions on the cell surface. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- During World War I, Germany developed a biological warfare program based on the bacterium Bacillus anthracis and a strain of Pseudomonas known as Burkholderia mallei , which causes glanders disease in cattle. (faqs.org)
- LeTx, the major virulence factor contributing to anthrax, contains the effector moiety lethal factor (LF), a zinc-dependent metalloprotease specific for targeting mitogen-activated protein kinase kinases. (mdpi.com)
- A fluorescence resonance energy transfer assay has been developed for monitoring Bacillus anthracis lethal factor (LF) protease activity. (pnas.org)
- This later form with subcutaneous soft tissue edema without the pathognomonic black eschar of cutaneous anthrax suggests that "classical cutaneous" and injectional forms have very different pathogenesis. (frontiersin.org)
- Although the recent interest in B. anthracis pathogenesis is rooted in its potential as a bioterrorist weapon, it should be remembered that B. anthracis remains endemic throughout the world, and many people die yearly from anthrax due to environmental exposure. (asm.org)
- Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis is a variant of the Bacillus cereus bacterium that has acquired plasmids similar to those of Bacillus anthracis. (wikipedia.org)
- Included among the highly variable loci of B. cereus s.l. are a diverse range of mobile genetic elements, including small plasmids, insertion sequences, transposons, introns and, importantly, bacteriophages ( 21 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- The best described virulence determinants of B. anthracis are encoded on two large plasmids (pXO1 [185 kb] and pXO2 [97 kb]) ( 20 ). (asm.org)
- B. anthracis contains two such plasmids called pXO1 and pXO2, and both are required for full virulence. (phys.org)
- This isolate possessed both the pXO1 and pXO2 'anthrax' plasmids, but its chromosome was closely related to B. cereus and not to B. anthracis . (phys.org)
- Interestingly, mutants in the hinge region (N20P/M21P and M21P/K22P) that still bind lipid II but cannot form pores had potent antimicrobial activity against vegetative B. anthracis cells but did not inhibit spore outgrowth. (nih.gov)
- It generally affects warm blooded animals including humans. (kenyon.edu)
- Anthrax commonly affects animals such as sheep and goats, but humans who come into contact with infected cattle may also become infected. (rt.com)
- this drug has not been tested in humans for postexposure prevention of inhalation anthrax. (drugs.com)
- It causes anthrax in humans and animals. (wardsci.com)
- Anthrax is primarily a disease of herbivores, but all mammals, including humans, are susceptible. (frontiersin.org)
- The fifth and sixth plagues described in Exodus may have been anthrax in domesticated animals followed by cutaneous anthrax in humans. (iaff.org)
- Systemic anthrax includes anthrax meningitis, inhalation anthrax, injection anthrax, gastrointestinal anthrax, and cutaneous anthrax with systemic involvement, extensive edema, or lesions of the head or neck. (drugs.com)
- A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the bacterial genus Bacillus . (thefreedictionary.com)
- Prisoners of war were infected with a variety of pathogens, including Neisseria meningitis (meningitis), Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), Shigella spp. (faqs.org)
- These experiments show that DHFR is a reasonable antimicrobial target for Bacillus anthracis and that there is a class of inhibitors that possess sufficient potency and antibacterial activity to suggest further development. (nih.gov)
- 2018. Bio-reactive clay minerals and anthrax decontamination: a novel antimicrobial solution . (cardiff.ac.uk)
- anthracis can be categorized with other microorganisms such as Bacillus cereus, Bacillus thuringiensis and Bacillus mycoides. (kenyon.edu)
- Toxic 'parasporal' crystals of Bacillus thuringiensis. (scientificamerican.com)
- They are Cry protein crystals made by the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis . (scientificamerican.com)
- This occurred among wool sorters in England, due to the generation of infectious aerosols of anthrax spores under industrial conditions, from the processing of contaminated goat hair and alpaca wool. (iaff.org)
- Anthrax was intimately associated with the origins of microbiology and immunology, being the first disease for which a microbial origin was definitively established, in 1876, by Robert Koch 2 . (iaff.org)
- The incident comes in the wake of similar anthrax outbreaks in Europe. (rt.com)
- Outbreaks of Bacillus anthracis in animals are repeatedly reported in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (who.int)
- In many parts of the world anthrax outbreaks occur regularly in herds of wild and domestic animals ( 5 , 37 , 44 , 45 , 47 ). (asm.org)
- Remember, anthrax spores are stable, able to resist sunlight for several hours and able to remain alive in soil and water for years. (wave3.com)
- therefore, the life cycle is dependent on various factors including rainfall, temperature, type of soil, animal densities and the presence of susceptible hosts (Dragon & Rennie 1995). (scielo.org.za)
- Bacillus sub´tilis a common saprophytic soil and water form, often occurring as a laboratory contaminant and occasionally in apparently causal relation to pathologic processes, such as conjunctivitis. (thefreedictionary.com)
- 2018. Caenorhabditis elegans predation on Bacillus anthracis: decontamination of spore contaminated soil with germinants and nematodes . (cardiff.ac.uk)
- These are places where anthrax spores could be found in the soil. (umn.edu)
- Bacillus anthracis is a microorganism from the family Bacillaceae. (kenyon.edu)
- Koch was the first person to isolate the cholera and the anthrax bacillus and won the 1905 Nobel Prize in 1905 for his discovery and investigations into the tuberculosis bacillus. (thefreedictionary.com)
- This isolate was found to harbor most of the B. anthracis virulence plasmid pXO1 ( 13 ). (asm.org)
- The same report stated that the US provided Saddam with 'dual use' licensed materials which assisted in the development of chemical, biological and missile-system programmes, including chemical warfare agent production facility plant and technical drawings (provided as pesticide production facility plans). (palestinechronicle.com)
- Others have proposed inhalational, or airborne Anthrax as the biological agent that killed Miller. (freerepublic.com)
- She provided leadership to EPA's preparedness and response programs for chemical, biological, and radiological and nuclear agents including the management of mobile analytical assets. (uscg.mil)
- Of particular concern among the potential biological warfare (BW) agent candidates for use as a weapon is Bacillus anthracis for a number of reasons. (springer.com)
- IL-1α and IL-1β exert a similar biological function by binding to IL-1R1, a member of a large family of IL-1Rs, and triggering downstream effects, including induction of proinflammatory cytokines (reviewed in Ref. 4 ). (jimmunol.org)
- Britain produced five million anthrax cakes at the UK Chemical and Biological Defense Establishment at Porton Down with the intent of dropping them on Germany to infect the food chain. (faqs.org)
- The U.S. public health system and primary healthcare providers must be prepared to address various biological agents, including pathogens that are rarely seen in the United States. (cdc.gov)
- and c) an inventory lapse of hundreds of samples of biological agents, including six vials of variola virus kept in a cold storage room for decades, unnoticed. (nih.gov)
- A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases reports that a related bacillus with distinct genetic and biological characteristics causes anthrax-like disease in chimps, gorillas, elephants, and goats from four different African countries. (phys.org)
- In unfavourable conditions, B. anthracis forms endospores that can remain dormant in the environment for long periods of time surviving outside the host. (scielo.org.za)
- These include the twin phages Gamma and Cherry of Bacillus anthracis , which encode a fosfomycin resistance gene ( Schuch and Fischetti, 2006 ). (nature.com)
- Examples of opportunistic bacterial pathogens include Vibrio cholerae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa . (encyclopedia.com)
- Brucella suis, Coxiella burnetii, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Staphylococcal enterotoxin B). The use of chemicals to induce altered states of mind in an adversary dates back to antiquity and includes the use of plants of the nightshade family (Solanaceae), such as the thornapple (Datura stramonium), that contain various combinations of anticholinergic alkaloids. (wikipedia.org)
- These sampling procedures were prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide standardized methods for industrial hygienists, or other trained samplers under the direction of sampling experts, to use when sampling for Bacillus anthracis ( B. anthracis ) spores. (cdc.gov)
- Why is CDC recommending doxycycline instead of ciprofloxacin for the treatment and prevention of anthrax? (nationalterroralert.com)
- This long survival is important in epidemiological studies and in planning for control and prevention of anthrax. (who.int)
- CDC Michael Farrell, the former head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory, who last month was reassigned in the wake of the biosecurity oversight that exposed agency scientists to anthrax , has now resigned. (the-scientist.com)
- 1) The objective of this Ordinance is the early diagnosis and prevention of work-related illnesses, including occupational diseases, by adopting preventive occupational health care measures. (gesetze-im-internet.de)
- Anthrax in the Kruger National Park: temporal and spatial patterns of disease occurrence. (springer.com)
- Anthrax is a rare disease caused by spore-forming bacterium bacillus anthracis. (freerepublic.com)
- In Canada, anthrax is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act , and all cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). (gc.ca)
- Risks of using tetracyclines and fluoroquinolones in children must be weighed carefully against the risk for developing a life-threatening disease due to B. anthracis . (nationalterroralert.com)
- Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a debilitating disease affecting all cloven-hoofed animals, including cattle, pigs, and sheep. (ca.gov)
- Exemplary embodiments of devices and methods for treating a lung including, for example, treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are disclosed. (patents.com)
- I lead a team including the Queen's University of Belfast, Ercisyes University Turkey, National Center for Disease Control in Georgia, the Defence Science Technology Laboratory in Porton Down and the US Army Medical Research Inst. (cardiff.ac.uk)
- Cardiometabolic syndrome and technology for chronic disease research and therapeutics relate to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States, including rural areas like Wyoming. (uwyo.edu)
- Anthrax, a disease so far not associated with tropical rain forests, is common in the Ivory Coast's Taï National Park and is posing a serious threat to wildlife there. (phys.org)
- Active Bacillus anthracis , the bacterium that causes the disease, might have been released into the environment. (umn.edu)
- This disease has been present in our country for a long time and we have 35,000 officially registered animals with anthrax in burial sites," said Julia Demina, deputy head of Russian sanitary body Rospotrebnadzor. (umn.edu)
- This review will focus on the protease-specific activity and function of LF, and will include a discussion on the implications and consequences of this activity, both in terms of anthrax disease, and how this activity can be exploited to gain insight into other pathologic conditions. (mdpi.com)
- Anthrax, is an animal disease caused by Bacillus anthracis that occurs in domesticated and wild animals- including goats, sheep, cattle, horses, and swine. (iaff.org)
- The disease that Virgil described in his Georgics is clearly anthrax in domestic and wild animals 1 . (iaff.org)
- And during the 16th to the 18th centuries in Europe, anthrax was an economically important agricultural disease. (iaff.org)
- Moreover, due to the potential deployment of B. anthracis as a bioweapon, the development and stockpiling of new anthrax countermeasures have been prioritized by the United States government ( 6 ). (asm.org)