A Chicago boy contracted a life-threatening case of the vaccinia virus -- a virus similar to smallpox -- after his father, a soldier, received the smallpox vaccine. The NewsHour reports on doctors' and the military's efforts to prevent and treat…
Fearing a possible rash of anthrax infections among those exposed earlier this year, federal health officials announced today they will offer the anthrax vaccine and 40 more days of antibiotics to the thousands of postal and Capitol Hill workers.
The following statement released by the Department of Health and Human Services describes additional options for those exposed to inhalational anthrax.
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.
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.
The following is the full text of the FBI document released Friday that profiles the "linguistic and behavioral assessments of the person responsible for mailing anthrax-laden letters on September 18 and October 9, 2001."…
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.
A 61-year-old New York woman died of inhalation anthrax Wednesday morning, the fourth fatality from the disease in a month.
Postmaster General John Potter today defended the postal service's handling of the anthrax situation in testimony before the Senate.
A New Jersey woman today became the first non-postal employee in the state to be diagnosed with cutaneous anthrax, the less serious "skin" form of the disease.
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.