In spite of its status as an ancient disease and modern bioweapon, most people knew little about anthrax before it was spread through the U.S. mail in October. When the assault-by-letter began, however, the public suddenly needed detailed information on how the deadly bacteria wreak their havoc and how they might be stopped. continued...
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