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Anthrax deaths rising, but few cases in Texas August 21, 2012

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Anthrax deaths rising, but few cases in Texas August 21, 2012 San Angelo Standard Times
... In June, an adult whitetail deer near Uvalde was the first 2012 case in Texas ... Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by bacillus anthraces, which is a naturally occurring organism with worldwide distribution... During droughts, more spores are produced and scientists say conditions are ripe for disease this year ... More than 1,600 animals, including deer, antelope ... died in a 2001 anthrax outbreak in Texas. 

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