Product Code TM 2269
Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by spores of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. In human anthrax, the bacillus is usually demonstrable in material from a malignant pustule, sometimes in sputum from pulmonary anthrax and also in the blood in the septicemic stage of all forms of the infections. Man is relatively resistant to anthrax and laboratory workers are rarely infected. However great care should be taken to avoid escape of the long surviving spores into laboratory environment and all the procedures should be carried out in safety cabinet. Anthrax cannot spread directly from human to human but anthrax spores can be transported by human clothings, shoes etc. In humans, anthrax is caused by exposure to dead infected animals, consumptions of infected animal tissue or exposure to light density anthrax spores from animal wool, fur, hide, etc.
PLET Agar Base originally formulated by Knisley is the best selective medium for cultivation of B.anthracis from suspected environmental specimens, animal products or clinical specimens, inhibiting Bacillus cereus. PLET Agar Base, Modified Medium is similar to base except that it contains increased concentration of EDTA, which helps in inhibiting Staphylococcus aureus.
for the selective isolation and cultivation of Bacillus anthracis
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