Question: B. anthracis, the causative organism for anthrax, has three major virulence factors; an antiphagocytic capsule and two exotoxins. What are the two exotoxins?
Answer: Edema toxin (ET) and lethal toxin (LT) are responsible for much of the morbidity and mortality observed with anthrax via the enzymatic effects of these exotoxins. (MMWR, Clinical Framework and Medical Countermeasure Use During an Anthrax Mass-Casualty Incident CDC Recommendations. December 4, 2015., 64(4). https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6404.pdf;accessed September 2017)