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

Environmental Sampling for Spores of Bacillus anthracis

Eyasu H. Teshale*†Comments to Author , John A. Painter*, Gregory A. Burr‡, Paul S. Mead*, Scott V. Wright*†, Larry F. Cseh*†, Ronald Zabrocki*†, Rick Collins*†, Kathy A. Kelley§, James L. Hadler§, David L. Swerdlow*, and members of the Connecticut Anthrax Response Team1
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; §Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.;

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Table 1

Number of samples taken from digital bar-code sorting machines during five sampling dates, Connecticut, 2001

Machine no. 11/11/01 11/21/01 11/25/01 11/28/01 12/02/01 Total samples
1 1 8 9
2 1 8 9
3 8 8
4 11a 48 a 59
5 2 12 14
6 1 2 3 23 48 a 77
7 2 12 14
8 8 8
9 1 8 9
10 8b 52c 60
11 1 8 a 52d 61
12 8 8


Total 1 6 8 130 200 345

aOne positive sample.
bFour positive samples.
cThirty positive samples.
dThree positive samples.

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1 Gregory Armstrong, Ken Bell, Dave Brownell, Joe Burkhart, Matt Cartter, Nicole Coffin, Scott Deitchman, Timothy A. Dignam, Marc Fischer, Julie Gerberding, Kevin Griffith, James M. Groutt, Jennifer Hamborsky, John A. Jernigan, David Kirschke, Max Kiefer, Bradley King, Eric Mast, Jennifer McClellan, Stephanie Noviello, Otilio Oyervides, Umesh Parashar, Joseph Perz, Renee Ridzon, Ron Sanders, Adrian Stoica, Alcia A. Williams, Jennifer Williams, and Heather Wurtzel.

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