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

Bioterrorism-related Anthrax

The Public Health Response and Epidemiologic Investigation Related to the Opening of a Bacillus anthracis–Containing Envelope, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

Vincent P. Hsu*Comments to Author , Susan L. Lukacs*, Thomas Handzel*, James Hayslett*, Scott Harper*, Thomas Hales*, Vera A. Semenova*, Sandra Romero-Steiner*, Cheryl Elie*, Conrad P. Quinn*, Rima Khabbaz*, Ali S. Khan*, Gregory Martin†, John Eisold‡, Anne Schuchat*, and Rana A. Hajjeh*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; ‡Office of the Attending Physician, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., USA;

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Table 3

Proportion of persons with positive nasal swabs for Bacillus anthracis in the immediate exposure area, by office and floor,a Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

Floor Senate office Persons in area Positive nasal swabs (% positive)
6 Daschle 18 18 (100)
Feingold 15 2 (13)
5 Daschle 25 7 (28)
Feingold 12 0 (0)
Total 70 27 (39)

aOne responder with a positive nasal swab who was in the 6th-floor hallway did not enter the Daschle or Feingold suites and was not included in this table.

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1 Members of the CDC Washington, D.C., Anthrax Response Team: Alicia Anderson, Tracy Agerton , Mary-Kate Appicelli, Paul Arguin, Robert Benson, Lilah Besser, Richard Besser, John Brooks, John Cardinelly, George Carlone, Mei Castor, Gerald Curtis, Lisa Delaney, Peter Dull, Eric Esswein, Cindy Friedman, Kate Glynn, Ron Hall, Rick Hartle, Leigh Ann Hawley, Leta Helsel, Tami Hilger, Patricia Holder, Scott Johnson, Molly Kellum, Bradley King, Jonathan King, Maria Elena Jefferds, Jill Levine, Han Li, Ken Martinez, Dino Mattorano, Jane McCamon, Trudy Messmer, Elizabeth Mothershed, Andy Mullins, Minday Perilla, Janet Pruckler, Julia Rhodes, Daniel Schmidt, Stephanie Schwartz, Theresa Smith, Karen Stamey, Evelene Steward-Clark, Eyasu Teshale, Lanier Thacker, Tim Uyeki, and Brad Winterton.

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