After receving comments such as "wouldn't it be funny if Anthrax caught Anthrax?" and playing at a NYC Firefighters benifit gig, the band set up a link to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on their official website, Anthrax.com
But the New York based band insist they're not going to change their name after joking they were going to call themselves Basket Of Puppies after the US was hit by a wave of bioterrorism alerts and a tiny actual number of cases of infection in October.
Now, when visiting the Anthrax website, there is a picture of the band wearing T-shirts which spell out "We're not changing our name." and a choice of entering the band's site or receiving anthrax disease information.