(Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of anthrax cells in spleen. Anthrax bacteria (Bacillus anthracis) are rod-shaped,Gram-positive bacteria which are highly pathogenic. Commonly an infection of livestock,
Anthrax is caused by a bacteria - Bacillus anthracis that is found normally in sheep, cattle and goats and can cause severe symptoms. It can be transmitted to humans from these animals and is popularly also called Wool Sorters Disease.