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Contact: Ken Arnold of T. Dean Reed Company (for Bavarian Nordic),
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Bioterrorism council will oversee efforts, By 0, 1/16/2002
Text of address details 'challenges, opportunities', By 0, 1/16/2002
Terrorism in brief, By The Globe, 1/16/2002
Tuesday, Jan. 15
In Brief, By Globe Staff and Wires, 1/15/2002
Monday, Jan. 14
US might pull back manuals, By Scott Lindlaw, Associated Press, 1/14/2002
Sunday, Jan. 13
Banks say online accounts up, By Associated Press, 1/13/2002
Sleuths caught in anthrax's Web of intrigue, By Scott Shane Baltimore Sun, 1/13/2002
Saturday, Jan. 12
Dad finds change not good, By Associated Press, 1/12/2002
Consolidating food safety, By 0, 1/12/2002
Thursday, Jan. 10
'Rink rage' trial signals return of water-cooler news, By Mark Jurkowitz, Globe Staff, 1/10/2002
Prominent citizens targeted. Postal employees falling ill. Just when Americans were beginning to regain some sense of security following the Sept. 11 attacks, a new form of terror was unleashed.
Find out about it
A list of anthrax infections, exposures, and locations where the disease has been located.
With skilled preparation, it can be an instrument of death.
What anthrax does
The inhaled form can cause death within a few days.
Anthrax on the loose
Spores can be spread through an office with relative ease.
Making a diagnosis
Complex testing process is less than 100 percent reliable.
Cipro is the best-known, but there are others available.
Contaminated office space must be carefully disinfected.
Other bioterror threats
Terrorists could utilize a number of deadly diseases.
Signs to look for
Letters sent to Daschle, NBC
Letter sent Sen. Leahy
Guidelines aren't fool-proof
For the latest public health updates and more information on the disease, visit the Centers for Disease Control website.
The CDC Public Response Hotline provides information about anthrax and other biologic and chemical agents. The hotline is available in English (888-246-2675) and Spanish (888-246-2857).
For information on mail center closings and a guide to dealing with suspicious packages, go to the US Postal Service website.
Information on contaminations at House and Senate office buildings can be found on the chambers' respective websites.