Christian Constantine
A sick patient walks into his doctor's office wondering what is wrong with him. The doctor tells him he has Anthrax and that he needs to be put on medication immediately. The patient asks many questions about the bacteria he has in his body and the doctor gives him answers.


I. Anthrax Types
A. Skin (Cutaneous)
a. Gives small sores and blisters
B. Lungs (Inhalation)
b. Cold or flu symptoms or fever.
C. Digestive (Gastrointestinal)
c. Nausea, diarrhea, and loss of appetite
II. Caused by
A. bacteria B anthracis
B. these are rod shaped germs
C. Can change from “normal” bacteria into spores
III. Acquire Disease
A. Animals
a. handeding products infected by animals
b. Handing undercooked meat by animals
B. Weapons
a. Spread in terrorists acts through powders
IV. Diagnosed
A. Identified from a culture
B. Sensitivity test
a. Blood test
b. Spinal fluid
c. Skin sores
d. Respiratory secretions
V. Treatment Before Sickness
A. Antibiotics
a. Ciprofloxacin
b. Levofloxacin
c. Doxycycline
d. Penicillin
VI. Treatment option for people with disorder
A. 60 day course of antibiotics

Works Cited
"Anthrax." Facts On File, Inc., 2002. Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. ffmw0001&SingleRecord=True (accessed March 14, 2010).

Hoyle, Brian. "Anthrax." Gale Encyclopedia of Science. Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. 4th ed. Detroit: Gale Group, 2008. Student Resource Center - Gold. Gale. Upper Merion Area High School. 14 Mar. 2010 <>.