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

Coordinated Response to Reports of Possible Anthrax Contamination, Idaho, 2001

Leslie Tengelsen*Comments to Author , Richard Hudson*, Shana Barnes†, and Christine G. Hahn*
Author affiliations: *Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Boise, Idaho, USA; †State Emergency Management Systems, Meridian, Idaho, USA;

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Clinical comparison of confirmed versus suspected inhalational anthrax cases

Characteristics aConfirmed cases, n=10 (%) Idaho suspected cases, n=9b (%)
Postal worker or mail sorter 8 (80) 6/11c (54)
Fever/chills 10 (100) 2 (22)
Fatigue/malaise 10 (100) 8 (89)
Sweats 7 (70) 2 (22)
Cough 9 (90) 7 (78)
Nausea or vomiting 9 (90) 2 (22)
Dyspnea 8 (80) 3 (33)
Rhinorrhea 1 (10) 4 (44)

aCases confirmed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
bNine of the suspected inhalational cases had charts available for review.
cEleven suspected inhalational anthrax cases and one suspected cutaneous case.

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