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Anthrax deaths, infections

By Boston.com staff and Associated Press

List updated 11/21

Following is a list of reported anthrax infections and locations where the bacteria has been found.

Key
  • Names in red are fatal cases.
  • Names in yellow are victims who remain hospitalized.
  • Names in green are recoveries.
  • Inhaled anthrax cases
    Skin anthrax cases
    Locations where anthrax found



    Inhaled anthrax cases
    About inhaled anthrax

  • Robert Stevens, 63, a photo editor for American Media's "The Sun" in Boca Raton, Fla., died on Oct. 5.   Photo

  • Thomas Morris Jr., 55, a Washington postal worker, died on Oct. 21.

  • Joseph Curseen, 47, a Washington postal worker, died on Oct. 22.   Photo

  • Kathy T. Nguyen, 61, a stockroom worker at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. Nguyen died Oct. 31. She was the first person in New York to catch the disease by breathing spores.

  • Ottilie Lundgren, 94, a retiree from Oxford, Conn., died Nov. 21.   Photo

  • Leroy Richmond, 57, a Washington postal worker.

  • A 59-year-old male postal worker from the State Department's offsite mail room.

  • Another male postal worker from Washington, whose name was not released.

  • Norma Wallace, 56, a postal worker in Hamilton N.J.

  • Another female postal worker from Hamilton, N.J., whose name was not released.

  • Ernesto Blanco, 73, a mail room worker at American Media in Boca Raton, Fla, was released from the hospital on Oct. 23.





    Skin anthrax cases
    About skin, or cutaneous, anthrax

  • A 51-year-old woman, an accountant at a company near the Hamilton, N.J., mail facility, was treated with antibiotics.

  • Erin O'Connor, 38, anchor Tom Brokaw's assistant at NBC News in New York, was treated with antibiotics.

  • The seven-month-old son of an ABC News producer in New York was treated with antibiotics.

  • Claire Fletcher, 27, an assistant to CBS anchor Dan Rather in New York, was treated with antibiotics.

  • Johanna Huden, 30, an assistant to the editorial page editor at the New York Post, was treated with antibiotics.

  • Teresa Heller, a letter carrier at the West Trenton post office in Ewing, N.J., was treated with antibiotics.

  • Patrick O'Donnell, 35, who sorts and loads mail in Hamilton, N.J., was treated with antibiotics.

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     ON THE WEB

    FBI's anthrax page:
    http://www.fbi.gov/majcases/
    anthrax/amerithraxlinks.htm

    Center for Disease Control:
    www.bt.cdc.gov/Agent
    /Anthrax/Anthrax.asp


     

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