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

Bioterrorism-related Anthrax

Antimicrobial Postexposure Prophylaxis for Anthrax: Adverse Events and Adherence

Colin W. Shepard*Comments to Author , Montse Soriano-Gabarro*, Elizabeth R. Zell*, James Hayslett*, Susan Lukacs*, Susan Goldstein*, Stephanie Factor*†, Joshua Jones*, Renee Ridzon*, Ian Williams*, Nancy Rosenstein*, and the CDC Adverse Events Working Group
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, USA;

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Table 1

Response rates for persons recommended for at least 60 days of postexposure antimicrobial prophylaxis, 2001–2002

Anthrax investigation site No. of persons prescribed prophylaxisa Response rates for prophylaxis
10 days (%) 30 days (%) 60 daysb,c (%)
Florida 1,082 81 40 78
New Jersey 1,402 25 64 76
Hart Senate Building, Washington, D.C. 600 n/ad 59 82
Brentwood facility,Washington, D.C. 2,743 60 45 62
New York City 2,259 n/a 23 58
Connecticut 1,217 n/a n/a 69

aWhen determining the number of persons prescribed prophylaxis, we excluded program evaluation respondents who indicated that they were not recommended for >60 days of antimicrobial prophylaxis. This number may vary from estimates using other data.
bLists of persons in groups recommended for >60 days of antimicrobial prophylaxis were sometimes available only later in the campaign, so denominators may vary slightly for each collection period.
cNo 60-day follow-up available on persons <18 years of age at time of 60-day evaluation.
dn/a, not available.

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