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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 27, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas September 2001 HERALDZE1TUNG Page 3A BIOTERRORISM An invisible arsenal Despite federal many medical experts say the health systeni fli Illequipped to manage the lallout from a largescale bloterrorlst But the threats are Five biological agents have been given high priority because of their risks to national Background Smallpox It killed more than 500 million people In the 20th century before being eradicated In Vaccinations stopped In Anthrax A government study estimated that about 200 pounds of anthrax released upwind of could kill up to 3 million Between 1980 and cases of historys most feared contagious disease were reported In 20 Botulism toxin The single most poisonous substance known Is typically but could be developed as an aerosol Tularemla The United States studies this Infectious organism as a weapon in the 1950s and Early About 12 days nausea Two to or as long as seven weeks flullke symptoms Symptoms occur within one to six days after Inhaling the pneumonic DlMIM Chlckenpoxllke rash transform Into hard Highly smallpox kills onethird of Its within one to three shock and breathing problems cause death for close to 100 High cough and labored breathing lead to respiratory failure and Unlike it is 24 to 36 hours The nerve toxin paralyzes blurred vision and leading to respiratory failure and difficulty swallowing and Three to five days head weakness Hemorrhaglc such as Ebola The origin of for is Three to five days but ft Is probably transmitted muscle to humans by diarrhea Resulting inflammation and hemorrhaging of the airways can lead to Hemorrhaging of fluids out of tissues and 30 to 90 percent of victims No Only 12 million doses of vaccine remain to protect the enough for one of every 23 If given early antibiotics can prevent exposed people from falling The vaccine Is reserved for military Rapid use of antibiotics can be A vaccine Is not currently being produced In the United The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintain the botulism antitoxin Without onethird A vaccine is under review by the Food and Drug Some diseases respond to antiviral but these are in short SOURCES Centers tor Disease Control and Prevention living by Michael Ostertiolm and John Schwartz Dennis Kunkel Microscopy AP More reservists called to duty WASHINGTON AP The Pentagon called up more than 600 additional military reservists Wednesday for the campaign against Those tapped included Seabees and other Naval reservists as well as security forces with an Air Force Special Operations unit in The latest request for 635 reservists brought to about the number called to active the Pentagon Included were Naval Inshore Boat Unit 11 from and Inshore Boat Unit 17 from San Naval Construction Battalion 5 from Fort and Con struction Battalion 133 from the announcement The callup also included 66 members of the Air Forces 919 Special Operations Wing Security Forces from They join Reserve and National Guard mem bers called under a partial mobilization order President Bush signed after the 11 attacks in New York and Bush authorized the Pentagon to call as many as to active Administration officials have said that special operations forces were expected to play a albeit a secret in the expected operations against terrorists who carried out the The term refers to clandestine fighters who Operate behind enemy Lines in roles that include even attack The Pentagon also announced that military bases have been allowed to prohibit civilian blood The move is meant to safeguard the militarys blood said Jar rett a top Pentagon health In and Pakistani officials ended two days of talks in complete unanim ity on military preparations for combating Osama bin Ladens terrorist network in a Pakistani general Details of the agreement were not but Rashid spokesman for Pakistans Pervez said there was no difference of opinion between Pakistan and America on the issue of combating opposes any or other effort to bol ster the northern alliance of opposition Afghan which has been fighting the ruling Taliban that harbors bin Pakistani officials said both sides had agreed to minimize the use of ground forces in any strike in Obituaries LANGSTON John passed from this life on at his home in New Langston was in the practice of orthope dic surgery since 1964 in San until illness forced his and he and his wife returned to their hometown of New Braunfels to Survivors include his wife of 50 Patri cia Harmon Langston two sons and their Herbert and Melissa of San and Thomas and wife Mary of New and three grand Jessica Erich Langston and Taylor Graveside services will be at 2 Thurs at Comal Cemetery in New A recep tion will follow at First Protestant Memorials may be sent to the First Protes tant Church or the char ity of ones Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Click on us for all your local Margarita Night Every Wednesday Night now thru October 24 Margaritas Tamale Plates Kids 15 under Free Admission Live Thoroughbred Racing thru 27 Racing Post Times Fantastic Race Book Sports Bar 210 6517000 Authorites arrest nine on fraudulent license charges WASHINGTON AP Law enforcement authori ties arrested nine people in three states Wednesday on charges of fraudulently obtaining licenses to trans port hazardous The arrests in Michigan and Washington state followed FBI warnings that terrorists may strike next using chemical or bio logical Authorities said as many as 20 people who had the bogus some of whom may have connections to the 19 hijack ers involved in the 11 were being sought for questioning but may not be linked to the None of those arrested Wednesday have known con nections to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the said Justice Department spokeswoman Susan Some of those arrested had obtained the permits in where a dri vers license examiner for the Pennsylvania Depart ment of Transportation office in Pittsburgh provided per mits to people who didnt take required had sus pended licenses or were oth erwise not accord ing to court The examiner was not Three people were arrest ed in Washington four in and one in Kansas The loca tion of the ninth arrest was not The examiner dealt with a middle man identified in court records as Abdul who brought the examiner at least 20 peo ple who fraudulently obtained the The concern about licenses to haul chemicals first sur faced last week when authorities arrested Nabil a former Boston cab driver taken into custody in Chicago last AlMarabh holds a commercial drivers license and is certified to transport hazardous records The arrests came as the government increased its pressure Wednesday on a former airline food worker whose name and phone number were found in a car registered to one of the ter rorist persuading a federal court to detain him without a federal pros ecutor in New York said Al Badr a San Anto nio radiologist detained for close to two weeks after the 11 attacks and released never was a subject of the investiga NliW HERALDZEITUNG Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Saturday by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer New Comal Texas Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung in New Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe coun ties three six one Senior Citizen Dis counts by carrier delivery only six one Mail delivery out side Comal County in Tfexas three six one Mail outside Texas six one Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 Tuesday through Fri day and by 7 Saturday and Sunday can call 830 6259144 Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braun fels Drawer New A Sign To Senior Living Large Apartment Homes for 62 Or Better In a Full Service Independent Living Community For Seniors Two Bath Residential Request Fee Application Deposit One Bedroom Two Bedroom Two Bedroom One Bath One Bath Amenities ottered at this unique community Private Access Gates Club Pool 24 Emergency Maintenance Hair Dresser 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