Texas Worker Tests Positive for Anthrax


DALLAS - Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not releasing many details concerning the recent exposure and infection of a laboratory worker to the skin form of anthrax.

The worker noticed a wound on his neck after working with the original samples of anthrax sent to Washington by a suspected domestic-terrorist. The worker was examining the samples at a private laboratory and officials stressed the anthrax was the same material from the letters sent to government officials.

The worker, who has not been identified, is being treated with antibiotics and is recovering. He is the first laboratory worker to be infected with the original anthrax since the investigation began after Sept. 11. Five citizens died from inhalational anthrax after coming in contact with contaminated letters.

The location of the laboratory was also not released.

Information from www.msnbc.com

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