Anthrax Strikes a Third Victim; THE WAR BEGINS: Another Case Is Confirmed in Florida as Blunkett Admits the Threat from Biological Weapons Is Real

By Eastham, Paul | Daily Mail (London), October 11, 2001 | Go to article overview

Anthrax Strikes a Third Victim; THE WAR BEGINS: Another Case Is Confirmed in Florida as Blunkett Admits the Threat from Biological Weapons Is Real


Eastham, Paul, Daily Mail (London)


Byline: PAUL EASTHAM

A THIRD person has tested positive for anthrax in Florida, health officials revealed last night.

The woman victim worked at the same media offices in Boca Raton as British-born journalist Bob Stevens, 63, who died on Friday from the virus.

A second man, Ernesto Blanco, 73, had also been found to have traces of the bacteria in his nose.

The latest case was confirmed by Guy Lewis, acting U.S. attorney, who said the FBI probe is now a criminal investigation.

'There is another individual that has tested positive for presence of the virus,' he said at a news conference that included officials from the U.S.

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

The woman - who has not been named - is in hospital and undergoing treatment with antibiotics.

A librarian at the company, Martha Moffett, was originally tested negative for anthrax, but was called back on Monday for a second test for the disease.

Investigators are still unclear as to how the deadly germ entered the American Media magazine building, but it was reported yesterday that the strain responsible was genetically engineered in a laboratory in Iowa 50 years ago.

The development came as David Blunkett admitted yesterday that Britain is at risk from terrorist germ warfare. But he insisted that the Government was well prepared to beat the threat.

The Home Secretary appealed for the public to remain calm and stressed that preparations were under way in case biological weapons were deployed.

He said that emergency measures, based on the procedures drawn up to tackle the millennium bug computer virus, had already swung into action to protect the public.

His remarks came after junior Foreign Office Minister Ben Bradshaw on Tuesday raised the spectre of biological warfare in the UK.

He said Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda organisation had a stockpile of such weapons that they would use if they got the chance.

As he landed in Oman yesterday, Tony Blair conceded that people were extremely 'anxious and worried' about the possibility of germ warfare and promised that security had been tightened as much as possible.

But a Downing Street spokesman attempted to damp down the fears Mr Bradshaw's comments had provoked by calling on the public to take a 'calm rational' approach to the issue. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Anthrax Strikes a Third Victim; THE WAR BEGINS: Another Case Is Confirmed in Florida as Blunkett Admits the Threat from Biological Weapons Is Real
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.