Anthrax: Types, Transmission & Treatment


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The deadliest form of anthrax is:

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1. The form of anthrax that is least likely to cause death is:

2. Vomiting and diarrhea are commonly associated with which form of anthrax?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anthrax is a disease caused by the bacillus anthracis germ, and it can affect various bodily systems. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your understanding of these important study points and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to test your understanding of:

  • The most and least deadly forms of anthrax
  • Symptoms of various types of anthrax
  • The cause of anthrax
  • Dormant bacteria forms

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the different forms of anthrax
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast cutaneous, gastrointestinal and pulmonary anthrax
  • Making connections- understand the concept of the dormant form of a bacteria and identify that name

Additional Learning

To learn more about bacterial anthrax, review the accompanying lesson on Anthrax. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the deadliest form of anthrax
  • Understand the different forms of anthrax
  • Define bacillus anthracis
  • Identify the dormant form of bacteria