The Anthrax Letters A Medical Detective Story At am on October Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room Feverish nauseated and barely conscious no one knew what was making him sick It was the doctors and public health offi
Title: The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story
Author: Leonard A. Cole
At 2 00am on October 2, 2001, Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room Feverish, nauseated, and barely conscious, no one knew what was making him sick It was the doctors and public health officials who solved this medical mystery Stevens was the first fatal victim of bioterrorism in America The events of September 11th and the anthrax attacks that followed onlyAt 2 00am on October 2, 2001, Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room Feverish, nauseated, and barely conscious, no one knew what was making him sick It was the doctors and public health officials who solved this medical mystery Stevens was the first fatal victim of bioterrorism in America The events of September 11th and the anthrax attacks that followed only three weeks later were horrifying Many of us felt we were living in a world gone mad Already shaken by the images of jetliners deliberately flown into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center, we were soon scared to open our mail No longer could we look forward to birthday wishes or holiday postcards We couldna TM t even safely face the delivery of our monthly bills We had now become literally afraid of the microbial menace that could be lurking in our mailboxes This time terror had struck close to homea to everyonea TM s home.But behind the panic and the politics was a key line of defense While the police and FBI frantically investigated a crime, there were other professionals at work, conducting their own painstaking inquiry a medical and scientific detectives hot on the trail of deadly organisms deliberately set loose in the postal system Modern heroes in a quickly changing world, the public health officials, physicians, researchers, and scientists who staff our hospitals, clinics, and laboratories will be the first responders on the scene of any future biowarfare event.Conducting his own detective work, bioterrorism expert Leonard Cole has composed a series of fascinating stories that get to the heart of all the noisy sound bytes and hysterical headlines Cole is the only person outside law enforcement to have interviewed every one of the surviving inhalation anthrax victims, along with the relatives, friends, and associates of those who died, as well as the public health officials, scientists, researchers, hospital workers, and treating physicians a indeed, anyone who has something of value to add to the story Speaking through their voices, the narrative reflects the tension and emotions stirred by the events from the fall of 2001.Fast paced and riveting, this minute by minute chronicle of the anthrax attacks recounts than a history of recent current events, it uncovers the untold and perhaps even important story of how scientists, doctors, and researchers perform life saving work under intense pressure and public scrutiny The Anthrax Letters amply demonstrates how vulnerable America and the world really were in 2001 It also shows quite clearly how scientific research promises to strengthen our ability to address the challenges we must meet in the future.
Amerithrax or Anthrax Investigation FBI Soon after the terrorist attacks of , letters laced with anthrax began appearing in the U.S mail Five Americans were killed and were sickened in what became the worst biological attacks Review of Fall Anthrax Bioattacks Anthrax origin incomplete Perpetrator incomplete Other reports A letter to a doctor in a foreign country tested positive for anthrax CDC genetic typing found that this anthrax was a different strain from those used in the domestic attacks. Timeline How The Anthrax Terror Unfolded NPR Timeline How The Anthrax Terror Unfolded Seven days after the terrorist attacks of Sept , attacks, anonymous letters laced with deadly anthrax spores began The Anthrax Letters A Medical Detective Story Leonard A The Anthrax Letters A Medical Detective Story Leonard A Cole on FREE shipping on qualifying offers At am on October , , Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room Feverish, nauseated Anthrax Cutaneous anthrax, also known as Hide porter s disease, is when anthrax occurs on the skin It is the most common form % of anthrax cases. Anthrax attacks timeline Five die after letters Here s a timeline of the Anthrax letters attack Sept , Five letters are sent to ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Post and American Media, the publisher of the National Enquirer, from Anthrax Symptoms, Vaccine, Treatment, and Transmission The agent of anthrax is a bacterium called Bacillus anthracis.While other investigators discovered the anthrax bacillus, it was a German physician and scientist, Dr Robert Koch, who proved that the anthrax bacterium was the cause of a disease that affected farm animals in his community. Infection Landscapes Anthrax Where anthrax remains endemic, it typically infects the grass eating bovids, domestic or sylvan, which encounter spores in the environment as they graze. Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins a v n z April , July , was an American microbiologist, vaccinologist, senior biodefense researcher at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases USAMRIID , Fort Detrick, Maryland, and the key suspected perpetrator of the anthrax attacks. On July , , he died of an overdose of Tylenol with codeine in Anthrax Vaccine, Treatment Symptoms eMedicineHealth Anthrax is caused by exposure to the spores of the bacteria Bacillus anthracis that become entrenched in the host body and produce lethal poisons It is primarily a disease of grazing animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, and horses.
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