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Public health guidance for anthrax threat letters or packages
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  • Source:
    HAN ; 027
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Filetype[PDF - 569.26 KB]

  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Series:
    HAN ; 027
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  • Description:
    Tuesday, October 09, 2001, 23:23 EDT (11:23 PM EDT)


    Recently, a number of individuals and organizations have received envelopes or packages with letters indicating that anthrax was either on the letter or in the envelope. Some of these envelopes may have suspicious contents. CDC previously has issued guidance to help address these events in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Bioterrorism Alleging Use of Anthrax and Interim Guidelines for Management -- United States, 1998. MMWR 1999:48 (no.4) (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm4804.pdf).

    Event Type: athrax terrorism event

    Context: general information

    Event Type: Man-made

    Agent Type: bacteria

    Specify Agent (Name): anthrax

    International: no

    Intentional/Unintentional: intentional

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