Updated information about how to recognize and handle a suspicious package or envelope
Source:HAN ; 050
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic Use
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Public Health Practice
Respiratory Tract Infections
Skin Diseases, Bacterial
Series:HAN ; 050
Description:Wednesday, October 31, 2001, 21:25 EST (9:25 PM EST)
Updated information about how to recognize and handle a suspicious package or envelope.
This information supplements CDC 's recommendations for recognizing and handling suspicious packages or envelopes that were published as a CDC Health Advisory on October 27, 2001, and replaces information about identifying suspicious packages that was published as a Health Advisory on October 12, 2001.
Letters containing Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) have been received by mail in several areas in the United States. In some instances, anthrax exposures have occurred, with several persons becoming infected. To prevent such exposures and subsequent infection, all persons should learn how to recognize a suspicious package or envelope and take appropriate steps to protect themselves and others.
Event Type: anthrax terrorism event
Context: general information
Event Type: Man-made
Agent Type: bacteria
Specify Agent (Name): anthrax
Supporting Files:No Additional Files
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