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Posted: 2/22/2006 12:34:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 12:35:18 PM EDT by roboman]

NYC officials report anthrax inhalation
SARA KUGLER
Associated Press

NEW YORK - A New York City man has been hospitalized with a case of anthrax that a federal law enforcement official said may have been contracted from animal skins during a visit to Africa.

The infection appeared to be accidental, and authorities did not believe it was related to terrorism, the official said.

The man traveled recently to the west coast of Africa and became ill shortly after his return, said a federal law enforcement official, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

It was not clear how the man came into contact with the deadly substance, but aides to Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was related to his job as a drummer and that federal and city officials traced the exposure to New York City after the man became ill in Pennsylvania.

Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly were expected to discuss the case at a City Hall news conference. Aides to the mayor said the man was recovering in a hospital in Sayre, Pa.

Weeks after the 2001 terrorist attacks, the nation was on high alert as anthrax-laced letters surfaced in several places, including New York City. NBC anchor Tom Brokaw, two U.S. senators and the offices of the New York Post were among the targets.

The anthrax attacks killed five people across the country and sickened 17. Investigators have not determined who was responsible.

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:36:20 PM EDT

Don't Panic


Wasn't planning on it anyways, but thanks.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:38:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Don't Panic


Wasn't planning on it anyways, but thanks.



I initially posted the topic without the disclaimer, didn't want people flooding in here all worried about a terrorist attack in NYC with anthrax.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:43:11 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:48:20 PM EDT
The original 2001 Anthrax victim from Florida was said to have gotten it from being an avid gardener........



All I'm sayin ............

(runs off to to Microwave his mail while popping handfulls of Cipro)
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 1:00:12 PM EDT
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