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- Bacillus anthracis (Category A bio-terrorism agent)
- Spore is primary infectious form.
- Virulence factors:
- Antiphagocytic capsule
- Exotoxins: why anti-toxin therapies have been developed given the prominence of these toxins in causing illness.
- Edema toxin (ET)
- Lethal toxin (LT)
- Protective antigen (PA) combines ET and LT and facilitates entry into cells and assists in downregulating immune responses.