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.