Lindiwe Mpala1, Getmore Chikowe1, Ian Edwin Cock1,2
1School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
2Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
Published: April 2019
Type: The Janus Corner
Made famous in the early 2000s for its use in biological warfare, anthrax is a deadly disease caused by the sporulating bacterium Bacillus anthracis. In addition to the danger it poses to humans, anthrax also infects livestock with an extremely high mortality rate. Bacterial spores can then put farmers at risk, who encounter diseased carcasses, at risk of infection. Research by Dr. Mitchell Wright (A postdoctoral researcher at Griffith University) and Dr. Ian Cock (Senior lecturer and principal investigator of the project) into natural therapies for anthrax has generated significant results. Read more…