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Vaccines

Preparations containing substances with antigenic properties administered to activate the immune system, thereby inducing an immune response. Vaccines range from inactivated or attenuated microorganisms (bacteria and viruses), enhanced autologous tumor cells, tumor antigens or epitopes that are used to elicit host immune responses. Vaccines are used for the prevention, amelioration, or treatment of infectious diseases and cancer. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
52963
Concept ID:
C0042210
Pharmacologic Substance
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Anthrax

Anthrax is a disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a germ that lives in soil. Many people know about it from the 2001 bioterror attacks. In the attacks, someone purposely spread anthrax through the U.S. mail. This killed five people and made 22 sick. . Anthrax is rare. It affects animals such as cattle, sheep, and goats more often than people. People can get anthrax from contact with infected animals, wood, meat, or hides. It can cause three forms of disease in people. They are: - Cutaneous, which affects the skin. People with cuts or open sores can get it if they touch the bacteria. . - Inhalation, which affects the lungs. You can get this if you breathe in spores of the bacteria. . - Gastrointestinal, which affects the digestive system. You can get it by eating infected meat. Antibiotics often cure anthrax if it is diagnosed early. But many people don't know they have anthrax until it is too late to treat. A vaccine to prevent anthrax is available for people in the military and others at high risk. . NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
8110
Concept ID:
C0003175
Disease or Syndrome
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Inhalational anthrax

MedGen UID:
57841
Concept ID:
C0155866
Disease or Syndrome
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Cutaneous anthrax

MedGen UID:
1959
Concept ID:
C0003177
Disease or Syndrome

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