Social Studies for Kids


What Is Anthrax?

Anthrax is a disease usually found in animals but also in people. There are three kinds of infection:

Just last year, the anthrax scare in the U.S. caused a great many people alarm. In the wake of the September 11 attacks, someone or some people took advantage of an opportunity and sent anthrax-tainted letters to many members of Congress and other public figures. Many people in the U.S. contracted anthrax, and some died.