The total number of anthrax cases has now reached 17, including the four deaths, with 10 cases of inhalation anthrax
and the remainder the less lethal skin form of the infection.
More than 10,000 postal workers are receiving preventive antibiotics, and doctors are monitoring a further three suspected cases of inhalation anthrax
among postal workers in Washington.
A further six people in Washington remain in hospital where they are being treated for suspected inhalation anthrax
There have been 17 anthrax infections in the US, 10 of which involved inhalation anthrax
, killing four people.
British-born journalist Bob Stevens, 63, died of the disease which he contracted at tabloid magazine publisher American Media Incorporated in Boca Raton, Florida, where one of his colleagues was successfully treated for inhalation anthrax
Tests have confirmed another mail handler in hospital with suspected symptoms of inhalation anthrax
, has contracted the most lethal form of the infection.
Combining these cumulative doses, the dose-response model, the atmospheric dispersion model, and the population density of reoccupants allows us to compute the total number of inhalation anthrax
Patients with inhalation anthrax
typically present with gradual development of nonspecific symptoms, including fever, sweats, myalgia, cough, headache, and fatigue.
And a woman who works in a New York hospital has become the latest victim of inhalation anthrax
The first man to be successfully treated for inhalation anthrax
yesterday told how he was convinced he was going to die.
The latest case was at the state department, America's equivalent of the foreign office, where a mail-office worker in Virginia was confirmed as having inhalation anthrax
Anne Peterson, Virginia's health commissioner, added: "The prognosis for inhalation anthrax
is not great.