Trace amounts of anthrax were found today in the on-site mail rooms of the State Department and the Supreme Court, as well as inside buildings that house the Food and Drug Administration and the Voice of America.
Traces of anthrax bacteria were detected in off-site mail facilities for the Supreme Court, the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department and other buildings.
A worker at an off-site State Dept. mailroom in Sterling, Va. has been hospitalized with inhalation anthrax.
D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams today announced that two U.S. Postal Service employees died yesterday from anthrax. The disclosure comes as two additional postal employees remain hospitalized with the pulmonary disease.
Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge said the deaths of two Washington D.C. postal workers today were "likely due to anthrax." Two other postal employees remain hospitalized, battling the potentially deadly inhaled form of the disease.
A postal worker in Washington, D.C. is "gravely ill" with the inhaled form of anthrax, leading government officials to test as many as 2,300 postal employees, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams said today.
Officials today reported two more cases of cutaneous anthrax, one is an assistant to CBS anchor Dan Rather and the other a New Jersey postal employee.
Speaker Dennis Hastert said the House of Representatives will shut down at the end of business today after 31 people on Capitol Hill tested positive for anthrax exposure.
Capitol Police closed a dozen Senate offices today to inspect the ventilation system after a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle tested positive for anthrax.
A seven-month-old boy who visited the offices of ABC News in New York on Sept. 28 has been diagnosed with cutaneous anthrax -- the "skin" form of the disease. The boy is the son of an ABC freelance producer.
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