12. Bacillus anthracis Dissemination through Hosts

  1. Nicholas H. Bergman
  1. Ian J. Glomski

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch12

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

How to Cite

Glomski, I. J. (2010) Bacillus anthracis Dissemination through Hosts, in Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax (ed N. H. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch12

Author Information

  1. Department of Microbiology, University of Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470410110

Online ISBN: 9780470891193



  • Bacillus anthracis dissemination through hosts - oral ingestion of spores, in alimentary tract, primary route of infection in grazing herbivores;
  • “Trojan horse” model - inhaled dormant spores entering alveoli, phagocytosed by alveolar macrophages;
  • B. anthracis dissemination in host - bacterium's ability, in avoiding destruction by host defenses


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Entry

  • Invasion

  • Dissemination

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgments

  • References