Toll of anthrax cases reaches 15BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7320.1022/b (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1022
- Deborah Josefson
- San Francisco
Concern about the anthrax outbreak is mounting in the United States after several new cases of both the cutaneous and inhaled forms of the disease were confirmed and many governmental offices and postal sorting facilities were found to harbour anthrax spores.
The incidents have exposed cracks in the epidemiological investigation, surveillance, and tracking systems of the United States. They …