Global & Disaster Medicine

A simple, rapid, and specific early detection of anthrax infection

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Suryadi K, Shine N (2018) Design and use of a novel substrate for simple, rapid, and specific early detection of anthrax infection. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0207084. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0207084

“……Bacillus anthracis is a major biological warfare threat. The inhalation form of infection can kill quickly. While antibiotic treatment is effective, if diagnosis is delayed, the rapidly produced toxin may already be present in lethal amounts. This report describes a fast, sensitive, specific and accurate method for detection of active infection by Bacillus anthracis in plasma…..”

Slideshow image 1: The type of illness a person develops depends on how anthrax spores enter the body. All types of anthrax can cause death if they are not treated with antibiotics.

 

 

 


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