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Anthrax Investigation / Two Deaths #640888

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 22, 2001
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Bob Schieffer) The continuing investigation into the anthrax outbreaks in Washington, DC, Florida, New York, and New Jersey featured; details given of the death of two Washington postal workers from inhalation anthrax and complaints from postal workers that they should have been tested for anthrax earlier. [Office of Homeland Security Director Tom RIDGE - says the symptoms of the dead workers were "suspicious".] [Postal WORKERS - say the workers should have been tested the previous week; say they were instructed to be careful.] [Washington Washington, DC health director Dr. Ivan WALKS - says multiple workers have inhalation anthrax.] [Bioterrorism expert William PATRICK - says a torn envelope could spread anthrax spores through the air.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) New steps to protect postal workers and mail recipients from anthrax examined. [US Postmaster General John POTTER - says the Post Office will no longer use compressed air to clean machines.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) Questions concerning how Washington postal workers contracted anthrax examined; details given of evidence that all of the anthrax attacks may have come from only one person.

(Studio: Dan Rather) A reminder that anthrax is not contagious and is treatable in its early stages given.

Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stewart, Jim

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