B. Anthracis (Bacillus Anthracis)
Rapid CDIATM B. Anthracis kits are intended for the detection of Anthrax by detecting B. Anthracis.
Anthrax, an acute bacterial disease primarily of herbivores, is transmissible to humans. The aetiological agent, Bacillus anthracis, is a Gram-positive spore-forming rod-shaped bacterium. It is hardy and can lie dormant yet alive for many years. The bacterium primarily infects wild and domesticated grazing animals, such as cattle, deer, sheep, and goats. Humans can become infected by handling the animals or their hair, hide, or meat. Bacillus anthracis is not invasive and requires a lesion to infect. The risk of gastrointestinal anthrax may arise if individuals eat meat from animals infected with anthrax.