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Inhalation anthrax case investigation, Pennsylvania, New York City - Update, 2/24/2006
  • Published Date:
    2/24/06
  • Source:
    HAN ; 242
  • Language:
    English
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Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Series:
  • Description:
    Friday, February 24, 2006, 16:08 EST (04:08 PM EST)

    CDCHAN-00242-2006-02-24-UPD-N

    Laboratory testing from the patient's storage/work facility, his van and his residence have identified Bacillus anthracis. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that the patient's exposure occurred while working on contaminated hides while making traditional drums.

    The patient remains hospitalized in Pennsylvania.

    Investigation of other potentially exposed persons continues; seven persons are currently on post-exposure prophylaxis for inhalation anthrax. None of these individuals have symptoms of anthrax. In addition, surveillance has not identified any other illness consistent with anthrax disease in NY and PA.

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