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Volume 8, Number 10—October 2002
THEME ISSUE
Bioterrorism-related Anthrax

Bioterrorism-related Anthrax

Epidemiologic Investigations of Bioterrorism-Related Anthrax, New Jersey, 2001

Carolyn M. Greene*Comments to Author , Jennita Reefhuis*, Christina Tan*, Anthony E. Fiore*, Susan Goldstein*, Michael J. Beach*, Stephen C. Redd*, David Valiante, Gregory Burr*, James W. Buehler*, Robert W. Pinner*, Eddy Bresnitz, Beth P. Bell*, and the CDC New Jersey Anthrax Investigation Team
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;

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Table 4

Environmental sampling results of bioterrorism-related anthrax epidemic, New Jersey, October–November 2001

Site No. of samples Results
Trenton Postal Distribution Center
Entire facility 137 57 (42%) positive
Letter-sorting area 30 25 (83%) positive
Customer service area (public area) 20 0 positive
Carteret Transfer Facility 14 0 positive
West Trenton Post Office 57 0 positive
Other 49 local post offices 983 5 (0.5%) positivea
1/72 positive post office #1
1/19 positive post office #2
1/15 positive post office #3
1/18 positive post office #4
1/24 positive post office #5
Bookkeeper’s home 5 0 positive
Bookkeeper’s workplace 21 1 (4.7%) positive

aOne each at five distinct facilities.

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1 The CDC New Jersey Anthrax Investigation Team consists of Paul P. Abamonte, Chidinma Alozie-Arole, Gregory Armstrong, Sherrie Bruce, Shadi Chamany, Diane Crawford, Donita R. Croft, Colleen Crowe, Stephanie I. Davis, George DiFerdinando, Catherine Dentinger, Deborah A. Deppe, Mary Dillon, Mary Dott, Leigh A. Farrington, Michael Fraser, Dara S. Friedman, Jessica Gardom, Carol Genese, Dawn Gnesda, Rita Helfand, Beth C. Imhoff, Greg J. Jones, Renee Joskow, Pavani Kalluri, Sean G. Kaufman, Melody Kawamoto, Malinda Kennedy, Jonathon D. King, Susan McClure, Michelle McConnell, Peter D. McElroy, Kenneth R. Mead, Suzanne Miro, R. Leroy Mickelsen, Jeff Nemhauser, Mita Patel, Cindi Pecoraro, Marion Pierce, Lisa Roth-Edwards, Hardeep Sandhu, Donald Schill, Michael Sells, Nicole Tucker, Reuben Varghese, Daniel J. Yereb, and Juan Zubieta.

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