Unlike regular anthrax, EBG will not kill the victim, but rather render his (infects males only) testicles inert - mere hanging decorations. It also causes the victim to believe things about people he considered friends that are simply not true. It is also recorded that one strain can infect multiple victims at the same time, even if one is overseas.
The only know cure is the reverse placebo, where the truths about people are told and retold to the paitent until his nervous system and balls regenerate, and allow his system to fight off the infection. However in most cases EBG will re-infect the victim with stronger lies and deception.