Kindu H. 4th Period B-Day
What event spurred the hysteria?
The Anthrax Attacks
Robert Stevens, who worked in the building is hospitalized. He is diagnosed with inhalational anthrax and dies the next day. Five days after, two more letters were sent to Sens. Tom Daschle and Patrick. Both test positive for anthrax. Three days later a letter sent to NBC News, tested positive for anthrax so the case is turned over to the FBI. About 7 days later two postal employees at the Brentwood post office in D.C., named Thomas L. Morris Jr. and Joseph P. Curseen, die of anthrax exposure. After about five more days 61 year old, Kathy Ngyuen is diagnosed with inhalational anthrax and dies two days later. After many cases of this President Bush announces that it is another terrorist attack on the U.S. Several days later 91 year old Ottile Lundgre dies from anthrax. The location that the anthrax matches is the area a Doctor by the name of Bruce Ivins works. After he finds out that the FBI is going to press charges he dies from a drug overdose. The FBI concludes that he was the man behind the anthrax attack.
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