Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 14th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Infection and Immunity, "Concerns regarding safety and control of virulent Bacillus anthracis have created substantial hurdles to the study of anthrax. The Sterne strain is considered relatively safe to study, but this acapsular strain has a defect in normal mice and is often studied in A/J mice. A/J mice are highly susceptible to the Sterne strain, due to a defect in the Hc locus, which encodes complement factor 5 (C5)."
"Here we show that normally resistant C57BL/6 mice become highly...
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