US fear of bioterrorism spreads as anthrax cases increaseBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7318.883 (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:883
- Deborah Josefson
- 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 …