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A NATION CHALLENGED: THE DISEASE; CHIEF OF C.D.C. SAYS ANTHRAX IS LIKELY IN ADDITIONAL MAIL

A top public health official said today that it was likely that more than one letter containing anthrax went through the government’s mailrooms, and the authorities announced the discovery of anthrax spores in mail centers serving the C.I.A., the Supreme Court and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and its research lab.

After days in which officials theorized that the spreading anthrax contamination could be traced to one letter mailed to Senator Tom Daschle’s office, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that contamination of a State Department postal worker by the letter ”would be highly unlikely to virtually impossible.”

The director, Dr. Jeffrey P...

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