Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. It is rare in Ontario. The bacteria can be found naturally in soil and it can infect farm animals such as cattle, sheep and pigs. Although uncommon, a person can become infected with anthrax by contact with infected animals or exposure to contaminated animal products. Anthrax is also a potential bioterrorism agent.
PHO Rounds: Updates on Influenza, COVID-19, and RSV for the 2023-24 Season
This session will provide an overview of respiratory virus activity in Ontario and Canada during the 2022-23 season and the southern hemisphere’s 2023 season.