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Defining Moments in MMWR History: CDC’s Response to Intentional Release of Anthrax - 2001


On October 4, 2001, shortly after the September 11 attacks in New York City and Washington, DC, the Palm Beach County Health Department, the Florida State Department of Health, and CDC reported a case of anthrax in a 63-year-old man from Florida. This case was first reported in MMWR and marked the beginning of a series of anthrax cases that resulted from intentional delivery of Bacillus anthracis spores sent through the mail. In this podcast, Dr. Sherif Zaki recalls CDC’s investigation and response to the anthrax attacks. Created: 10/12/2017 by MMWR. Date Released: 10/12/2017. Series Name: Defining Moments in MMWR History.

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