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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

Research

Bioterrorism-Related Inhalational Anthrax: The First 10 Cases Reported in the United States

John A. Jernigan*Comments to Author , David S. Stephens*†, David A. Ashford*, Carlos Omenaca‡, Martin S. Topiel§, Mark Galbraith¶, Michael Tapper#, Tamara L. Fisk*†, Sherif Zaki*, Tanja Popovic*, Richard F. Meyer*, Conrad P. Quinn*, Scott A. Harper*, Scott K. Fridkin*, James J. Sejvar*, Colin W. Shepard*, Michelle McConnell*, Jeannette Guarner*, Wun-Ju Shieh*, Jean M. Malecki**, Julie L. Gerberding*, James M. Hughes*, Bradley A. Perkins*, and members of the Anthrax Bioterrorism Investigation Team

Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Cedars Medical Center, Miami, Florida, USA; §Virtua Health, Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA; ¶Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia, USA; #Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, New York, USA; **Palm Beach County Department of Public Health, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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Table 2

Symptoms for 10 patients with bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax, October - November 2001

Symptoms n=10
Fever, chills 10
Sweats, often drenching 7
Fatigue, malaise, lethargy 10
Cough (minimally or nonproductive) 9
Nausea or vomiting 9
Dyspnea 8
Chest discomfort or pleuritic pain 7
Myalgias 6
Headache 5
Confusion 4
Abdominal pain 3
Sore throat 2
Rhinorrhea 1

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1Members of the team who contributed to the work presented in this manuscript are J. Aguilar, M. Andre, K. Baggett, B. Bell, D. Bell, M. Bowen, G. Carlone, M. Cetron, S. Chamany, B. De, C. Elie, M. Fischer, A. Hoffmaster, K. Glynn, R. Gorwitz, C. Greene, R. Hajjeh, T. Hilger, J. Kelly, R. Khabbaz, A. Khan, P. Kozarsky, M. Kuehnert, J. Lingappa, C. Marston, J. Nicholson, S. Ostroff, T. Parker, L. Petersen, R. Pinner, N. Rosenstein, A. Schuchat, V. Semenova, S. Steiner, F. Tenover, B. Tierney, T. Uyeki, S. Vong, D. Warnock, C. Spak, D. Jernigan, C. Friedman, M. Ripple, D. Patel, S. Pillai, S. Wiersma, R. Labinson, L. Kamal, E. Bresnitz, M. Layton, G. DiFerdinando, S. Kumar, P. Lurie, K. Nalluswami, L. Hathcock, L. Siegel, S. Adams, I. Walks, J. Davies-Coles, M. Richardson, K. Berry, E. Peterson, R. Stroube, H. Hochman, M. Pomeranz, A. Friedman-Kien, D. Frank, S. Bersoff-Matcha, J. Rosenthal, N. Fatteh, A. Gurtman, R. Brechner, C. Chiriboga, J. Eisold, G. Martin, K. Cahill, R. Fried, M. Grossman, and W. Borkowsky.

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