Anthrax cases and exposures


Friday, October 19th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Here is a summary of the recent actual exposures and contractions of Anthrax throughout the nation. Some findings are tentative and further testing is under way.


CONTRACTED ANTHRAX:

_ Robert Stevens, 63, photo editor, the Sun, American Media Inc., Boca Raton, Fla. Contracted inhaled anthrax. Died Oct. 5

_ Ernesto Blanco, 73, mail room worker, American Media Inc., Boca Raton, Fla. Contracted inhaled anthrax; remains hospitalized. Until Oct. 15, was listed as only having been exposed to anthrax.

_ Erin O'Connor, 38, anchor Tom Brokaw's assistant, NBC, New York. Contracted anthrax skin infection. Treated with antibiotics.

_ Boy, 7 months, son of ABC News producer, New York. Contracted anthrax skin infection. Treated with antibiotics.

_ Woman working in CBS anchor Dan Rather's office in New York. Contracted anthrax skin infection. Treated with antibiotics.

_ A postal worker at a mail center near Trenton, N.J. Contracted anthrax skin infection. Treated with antibiotics.

TESTED POSITIVE FOR EXPOSURE:

_ American Media employees Stephanie Dailey, David Wright and four others whose names were not released. Treated with antibiotics.

_ Two New York lab technicians, one policeman who worked on NBC case, names not released. Treated with antibiotics.

_ Thirty-one people at the Capitol complex in Washington, D.C., including aides to Sen. Tom Daschle and two Capitol police officers. Treated with antibiotics.

LOCATIONS WHERE ANTHRAX FOUND:

_ American Media Inc., Boca Raton, Fla., on keyboard of man who died and in mail room.

_ U.S. Postal Service facility, Boca Raton, Fla.

_ NBC, New York, on letter postmarked Sept. 18, Trenton, N.J.

_ Daschle's Washington office, on letter postmarked Oct. 9, Trenton, N.J.

_ Gov. George Pataki's office, New York City.