CDC update : CDC Summary of confirmed cases of anthrax and background information
Source:HAN ; 043
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Series:HAN ; 043
Description:Tuesday, October 23, 2001, 17:22 EDT (5:22 PM EDT)
CDC-confirmed cases of anthrax: Based on a rigorous case definition, CDC is reporting 11 confirmed cases of anthrax: 2 in Florida, 3 in New York, 2 in New Jersey, and 4 in Washington, D.C. (in collaboration with MD and VA). These cases include the two deaths recently reported in Washington, D.C. Both cases were proven, through laboratory testing, to be cases of inhalation anthrax. One additional case has been reported by the New York City Department of Health. CDC is conducting additional tests to fully confirm this 12th case.
CDC defines a confirmed case of anthrax as 1) a clinically compatible case of cutaneous, inhalational, or gastrointestinal illness that is laboratory confirmed by isolation of B. anthracis from an affected tissue or site or 2) other laboratory evidence of B. anthracis infection based on at least two supportive laboratory tests.
Event Type: anthrax
Context: general information
Event Type: Man-made
Agent Type: bacteria
Specify Agent (Name): amthrax
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