Poison pen letters stir memories of 2001 anthrax scare

2001 Anthrax Attacks: Anthrax Letters and Hoax Letters

The letter is sent days after the first anthrax-laced letters were sent out (see September 17-18, 2001), but days before the first media reports of any anthrax-related illnesses (see October 4, …

2001 anthrax attacks – Wikipedia

The 2001 anthrax attacks, also known as Amerithrax from its FBI case name, occurred within the United States over the course of several weeks beginning on September 18, 2001, one week after the September 11 attacks.

Non-fatal injuries: 17

What happened in the anthrax scare of 2001? – The Handy

The anthrax scare unfolded shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. When news first broke that anthrax-laced letters were received at East Coast media outlets and U.S. congressional offices, there were fears that the spreading of the infectious bacterium was linked to the 9/11 attacks.

FBI investigation of 2001 anthrax attacks concluded; U.S

Feb 20, 2010 · A 96-page summary of the investigation concludes that Ivins hatched the anthrax-by-mail scheme in hopes of creating a scare that would rescue what he considered his greatest achievement, an

FBI concludes investigation into 2001 anthrax mailings

Feb 19, 2010 · The anthrax letters killed five people and sickened 17 shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The letters, filled with bacterial spores, were sent to Senate Democratic leaders

Anthrax – Fact Sheet | Illinois Poison Center

In 2001, anthrax was deliberately spread through the United States postal system. Letters containing powder with anthrax caused 22 cases of anthrax infection; 11 of these cases were cutaneous anthrax and 11 were inhalational anthrax.

Memories of anthrax scare rekindled 7 years later

Still, when a Florida photographer, Bob Stevens, died of inhaled anthrax on Oct. 5, 2001, it captured relatively little notice and stirred more sorrow than fear. Then one of Stevens’ co-workers

The Anthrax Investigation : NPR

The Anthrax Investigation The death of Bruce E. Ivins on July 29, 2008, renewed focus on the Justice Department’s investigation of deadly anthrax attacks that left five people dead in 2001. The

Connecting the Dots and Asking Questions About the Anthrax

Connecting the Dots and Asking Questions about the Anthrax Letters by Richard J. Ochs, 16 August 2002 Pretend you are a private investigator of last fall’s anthrax attacks.

Seven Years Later: Electrons Unlocked Post-9/11 Anthrax

Seven Years Later: Electrons Unlocked Post-9/11 Anthrax Mail Mystery. A key part of the FBI’s early investigation was finding whether the germ that killed five people in late 2001 was weaponized.

CDC Responds to Anthrax – 2001 | About | CDC

Beginning in October, 2001, following the September 11 attacks in New York City and Washington DC, the United States suffered through another national scare brought on by multiple bioterrorism attacks using B. anthracis (anthrax) spores sent through the mail, resulting in …

Anthrax – Behind the Badge – Postal Museum

Anthrax. On October 2, 2001, with the nation still recovering from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a Florida newspaper employee, Robert Stevens, was hospitalized and died three days later from inhalation anthrax.

The Palace Endures Anthrax Scare with Letter Addressed to

If this is the beginning of an anthrax scare to rival the one that happened in 2001 immediately after 9/11, thus far, the “scare” is seemingly more important than the actual anthrax. Get

Republican Senator Receives Potentially Ricin-Poisoned Letter

In the weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, letters containing anthrax were sent to Capitol Hill, which prompted major changes in security and screening protocol of all mail.