Anthrax blamed as two postal workers die in United States

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 27 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:951
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Two US postal workers who handled mail at an office where a letter contaminated with anthrax was sorted are suspected to have died from the disease. As the BMJ went to press this week, tests were being carried out on the men who died in what officials called “highly suspicious circumstances.”

    The cases, if confirmed, would bring the number of deaths to three since the first …

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