As CDC also concluded, even with numbers of spores as high as those found in one sample from one mail-sorting machine at Wallingford--about 3 million spores--CDC did not know how to extrapolate the quantitative test results to an individual's risk for inhalation anthrax
. In an April 2003 report, GAO found that the Postal Service's communication of test results to workers at the Wallingford facility generally appears consistent with its guidelines.
The two fluoroquinolones may be especially useful for combating inhalation anthrax
, due to good penetration into lung tissue, Dr.
AN ELDERLY woman yesterday became the latest person in the United States to contract inhalation anthrax
They have found traces of anthrax in eight spots in a Washington building where a mail handler caught inhalation anthrax
'To have a situation where she gets inhalation anthrax
and no evidence thus far in the place where she worked of there being anthrax, makes this a very puzzling mystery,' Fauci said.
HEALTH officials were baffled last night about how a New York hospital worker died from inhalation anthrax
after tests in her workplace failed to find the deadly spores.
One woman, a New York hospital worker, is critically ill and today was "struggling to survive" with inhalation anthrax
, the most lethal form.
Fears of a wave of attacks on the government were at their highest in the State Department, after a member of staff working at the department's sorting office near Washington was diagnosed with inhalation anthrax
, the most lethal form of the infection.
The spores were found in a room used to sort post for the spy agency, and came after a State Department mailroom worker was confirmed as suffering from inhalation anthrax
. Spores were also found in the army base helping investigate the attacks.
Photo editor Robert Stevens died of inhalation anthrax
on October 5.
is the rarest of the 3 common forms of anthrax (cutaneous, gastrointestinal, and inhalation), but it has the highest case-fatality rate.
Postexposure prophylaxis against experimental inhalation anthrax
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