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Anthrax is an infectious disease which occurs regularly in southern Europe. It is also used as a weapon by a number of countries. This study is an attempt to investigate and analyze about the literature output on Anthrax. The aim of the present study was to identify literature growth over the period, literature distribution and authorship pattern. The data was obtained from PubMed using the keywords "Anthrax”. It was found that a total of 1,955 published literatures for the period 2011-2018 in the field of Anthrax were contributed by 8,185 unique authors in 11 languages in 694 journals in 12 publication types. Ten and above authorship pattern contributed a higher percentage of literature while comparing with other authorship patterns and the total degree of collaboration was 0.94. First authors from USA have contributed around 44.6% of the total literature. Most of the literatures published in these years have citation count between 1-10. The literature published in the year 2011 have the highest citation counts. “Humans” was the more popular MeSH/keyword.