"Three clinical forms of anthrax infection exist. Cutaneous anthrax is the most common, constituting over 95% of reported cases. An estimated 2000 cases of cutaneous anthrax occur worldwide annually and result from entry of spores through skin abrasions. The largest reported epidemic of anthrax occurred in war torn Zimbabwe during 1979 - 1985, when the interruption of veterinary vaccination programs led to almost 10,000 cases of cutaneous anthrax. Gastrointestinal disease is due to ingestion of contaminated undercooked or raw meat and is uncommon in the developed world. While rare, inhalational anthrax accounts for the majority of morbidity and mortality associated with B. anthracis infection. (Anthrax Bioterrorism: Prevention, Diagnosis and Management Strategies: Fowler RA, et al)
The impact factor is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. OMICS group publishes high impact factor journals; the impact factor is used to compare different journals within a certain field, OMICS journals are known for rapid review process and their impact factor, this features make it as one of the well-established open access publishing group and a section of OMICS Group journals are indexed in the world renowned science database like Medline, PubMed Central, Obscure and Scopus.
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