> why is anthrax so deadly to us and
> farm animals Bacillus anthracis, the bacteria which causes anthrax, can kill an animal with as few as 6 spores becoming activated within the body. It will produce a toxin in massive amounts/strength which will kill. When I've seen anthrax (once, quite memorable) it was a steer which had been nicked with a front end loader, and had unclotted blood running from his eyes, nose, prepuce and anus. He was obviously quite dead.... I agree about researching on the net for more info.