Investigators at the Centers for Disease Control have identified an anthrax-tainted letter in Connecticut, giving a clue to how an elderly woman died from the disease.
Robert Tools, the world's first recipient of a self-contained mechanical heart, died today after suffering multiple-organ system failure.
Susan Dentzer reports on the administration's plans to prevent an smallpox outbreak should it be used as a form of bioterrorism.
By ordering 155 million doses of the smallpox vaccine today, the administration has increased the nation's stockpile to cover the entire population by the end of next year.
A 94-year-old woman from Oxford, Conn. died today of inhalation anthrax, becoming the fifth American to die from the most deadly form of the disease in recent months.
An interview with Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, director of the Centers for Disease Control, after an elderly Connecticut woman died from inhalation anthrax.
Several decades ago, Dr. Donald A. Henderson was instrumental in working towards the eradication of the deadly virus smallpox. On November 1st, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson named Henderson director of the new Office of Public Health Preparedness.
As fears of bioterrorism continue, one famous scientist, Dr. D.A. Henderson, has been named to lead the new Office of Public Health Preparedness.
Health correspondent Susan Dentzer explores the ways people are coping with post-traumatic stress and the paths to recovery in the post-Sept. 11 world.
Scientists announced today the development of a new test that may be able to identify anthrax bacteria in 30 minutes, compared to the current test which takes at least a day.
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