Case Study 3

Dead Cattle, bloated, with epistaxis

Question 3 of 8

You only have access to a local lab containing minimal equipment: a microscope and some reagents. Considering both your remote geographical location and the distinguishing characteristics of this disease, how would you confirm your diagnosis?

A. Gram stain a smear of peripheral blood
B. Determine the antibody titer against B. anthracis
C. Test blood samples for the very potent anthrax-toxin in tissue culture
D. Culture the organism on selective media

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