US fear of bioterrorism spreads as anthrax cases increase

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:883
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Anxiety about anthrax was spreading in the United States this week after exposures to the bacterium in Florida, Nevada, Washington DC, and New York were confirmed.

    On Monday a letter sent to US Senate majority leader Tom Daschle was found to contain anthrax, and a baby boy and a 73 year old man were diagnosed with the infection. The baby, the son of an ABC news producer, is thought to have been exposed to the bacterium in …

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