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Volume 9, Number 6—June 2003


Bioterrorism-related Inhalational Anthrax in an Elderly Woman, Connecticut, 2001

Kevin S. Griffith*†Comments to Author , Paul S. Mead*, Gregory L. Armstrong*, John A. Painter*, Katherine A. Kelley†, Alex R. Hoffmaster*, Donald Mayo†, Diane Barden†, Renee Ridzon*, Umesh D. Parashar*, Eyasu Habtu Teshale*, Jen Williams*, Stephanie Noviello*‡, Joseph F. Perz*, Eric E. Mast*, David L. Swerdlow*, and James L. Hadler†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; ‡New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA

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Table 1

Volume of letters processed after the Bacillus anthracis– containing letters to Senators Thomas Daschle and Patrick Leahy in the Trenton, New Jersey,and Brentwood, District of Columbia, processing and distribution centers during two intervals, October 2001

Type of letter Trenton, NJ Brentwood, DC
Oct. 9–16 Oct. 10a Oct. 9–21 Oct. 10a
Bulk letters ~3,000,000 ~500,000 ~6,000,000 ~500,000
First-class letters ~2,000,000 ~500,000 ~7,000,000 ~ 600,000
First-class letters to Southern Connecticut PDC 20,451 3,645 24,181 3,836
First-class letters to patient’s local post office 39 9 66 9

aOct. 10 represents the volume of letters processed during the 24-hour period after the letters to Senators Daschle and Leahy were processed.

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