Anthrax is a disease caused by the bacterium, Bacillus anthracis. It affects both humans and animals, and can be contracted through contact with infected animals or contaminated animal products. Symptoms of anthrax infection vary depending on the type of infection, but may include fever, unpleasant skin lesions, and, in severe cases, respiratory failure. Anthrax can be treated with antibiotics, however, if left untreated, it can be fatal. It has been used as a biological weapon and is considered a potential agent of bioterrorism. Vaccines are available to prevent anthrax infection, which is important given its potential danger.

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Editor: Vipin Arora,  Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital                                     
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Anesthesia covers a wide selection of areas relevant to scientific and clinical content of anesthesiology field. IJAN aims to add real international flavor to anesthetic studies pertaining to all possible forms and to advance the understanding and application of novel techniques.