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Unformatted text preview: Anthrax the sequel We would normally begin a lecture as follows, with an informative slide...... Humberto Guerra Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt UNIVERSIDAD PERUANA CAYETANO HEREDIA But , we now know more; We saw this in the media : A Scanning Electron Micrograph of Bacillus anthracis ... Bacillus anthracis vegetative cells are pictured in this undated photomicrograph from the United States military Anthrax vaccine immunization program web site. U.S. authorities tried to calm a jittery nation October 14, 2001 after anthrax scares sparked fears that the postal system was being used to wage biological warfare just days after the FBI warned of possible new attacks on the United States. In his weekly radio address, President George W. Bush told listeners the nation was acting to protect itself against terrorism and its people should not be afraid. (US DOD via Reuters) With the following Caption : How to spread terror for the price of a stamp The New York Times writer at the centre of an anthrax scare says the hoaxers have found an easy way to create fear Judith Miller in New York Monday October 15, 2001 The Guardian AND , we could even learn exciting new things : (This is an actual title of an article in The Guardian, U.K.): Another letter postmarked from the same city* on Oct. 5 arrived at the New York Times today, addressed to Judith Miller , a reporter who is a spet in bioterrorism. As Miller opened the envelope, a fine white powder spilled out, dousing her lap and falling to the floor. The letter contained a handwritten note that threatened a terror attack on the Sears Tower in Chicago. City officials said the powder did not appear to be infected with anthrax and last night said test results had come back negative....
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