Anthrax is a disease caused by exposure to bacterial spores. There are three types of anthrax: pulmonary (or inhalational), dermal, and gastrointestinal. Anthrax has typically been a disease of concern for agricultural workers; another name for it is Woolsorters disease. It is presently a concern as a biological weapons agent.

EH&S provides awareness training and can provide guidance regarding suspicious packages. The university police can also provide guidance and coordinate responses to such packages or letters.

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