Volume 8, Number 10—October 2002
Call-Tracking Data and the Public Health Response to Bioterrorism-Related Anthrax
|Reported exposure||No.||Percent (%)|
|Received letter or package with suspicious powder||181||37.7|
|Visited location where Bacillus anthracis was isolated||102||21.3|
|Unspecified exposure to suspicious powder||81||16.9|
|Received mail from mail facility where B. anthracis was isolated||57||11.9|
|Received suspicious package without powder||20||4.2|
a n = 480 calls, including a report of exposure.
1 Percentages do not add up to 100% as a call could include more than one topic (e.g., requests for information about more than one topic) or type of caller (e.g., caller is a physician who works at a state health department).
2Percentages do not add up to 100% because callers often reported more than one sign or symptom.