Cultured human lung cells infected with a benign version of anthrax spores have yielded insights into how anthrax grows and spreads in exposed people. The study, published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, will help provide credible data for human health related to anthrax exposure and help officials better understand risks related to a potential anthrax attack.
The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) have launched two new study groups; the Forensic and Postmortem Microbiology Study Group (ESGFOR) and the Veterinary Microbiology Study Group (ESGVM).
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