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

Bioterrorism-related Anthrax

Bacillus anthracis Aerosolization Associated with a Contaminated Mail Sorting Machine

Peter M. Dull*Comments to Author , Kathy E. Wilson*, Bill Kournikakis†, Ellen A.S. Whitney*, Camille A. Boulet†, Jim Y.W. Ho†, Jim Ogston†, Mel R. Spence†, Megan M. MacKenzie†, Maureen A. Phelan*, Tanja Popovic*, and David Ashford*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Defence Research and Development Canada, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada;

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Results of air sampling after Delivery Bar Code Sorter machine no. 17 was activated

Time (min) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Sampler A +a
Sampler B + + + + +

a+, positive for Bacillus anthracis CFU.

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