More Anthrax Cases and Deaths

Searches for anthrax spores in New Jersey, New York and Washington, D. C. increase as two postal workers die from inhalation anthrax and more postal workers are confirmed to have anthrax disease and more spore traces are found in the White House Brentwood mail site and Hamilton, New Jersey mail-processing center near Trenton.
Searches for anthrax spores in New Jersey, New York and Washington, D. C. increase as two postal workers die from inhalation anthrax and more postal workers are confirmed to have anthrax disease and more spore traces are found in the White House Brentwood mail site and Hamilton, New Jersey mail-processing center near Trenton.

October 24, 2001  Washington, D. C. - Officials have confirmed that two postal workers who worked in the Brentwood postal facility that processes mail for Capitol Hill, including contaminated mail from the Trenton, N. J. Processing and Distribution Center, have died from inhalation anthrax. The number of people who have died from anthrax since September 11 is now three. Further, officials announce that another Brentwood postal worker has inhalation anthrax and symptoms in nine other workers are under medical watch. A 56-year-old New Jersey female mail handler at the Hamilton, New Jersey mail center near Trenton is now hospitalized with inhalation anthrax. Overall, thirteen people have been diagnosed with anthrax, five inhalation and seven with skin infection.

 

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