Anthrax has evolved from a disease that farmers sometimes caught from livestock to a potent biological weapon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta offers a highly accessible Web site that answers basic questions about transmission, treatment, and prevention of anthrax. The site also provides links to Web pages that explain the biology behind the disease and discuss the controversial anthrax vaccine used by the U.S. military.

Go to: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/anthrax_g.htm#currissue/

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