Anthrax, also called anthrax, is caused by bacteria. Most of the time, people who work with livestock or animal products get infected
"Take penicillin," was one of the letters sent to the World Trade Center shortly after the attacks. Two US Senators and editors of American media companies received suspicious mail in October 2001. Their contents were life-threatening: a powder with anthrax pathogens. Five people who opened the letters died of the disease. 17 others became infected but were treated fast enough and survived. The letters were disguised as Islamist terrorist attacks, but investigations by the FBI revealed that the pathogens originated from a US-based bioweapons research laboratory. The sensational case spread in Germany fear of anthrax, although this disease hardly occurs here.