Thursday, October 25, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 25, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas October 2001 Page 3A Postmaster General can not guarantee mail safety WASHINGTON AP Postmnstor General John Potter said Wednesday he cant guarantee the safety of the and lie and other postal officials began suggest ing Americans wash their hands after handling Improved safety gloves and masks are being sent to mail workers as the Postal Service awaits next weeks delivery of its first hightechnology equip ment to sanitize Worries have mounted about mail safety because of anthrax cases in New Washington and New at least some of them stemming from mailed Deborah a senior vice president of the Postal said the agency is sim ply urging people to use com mon We believe that people should wash their hands in soap and water after they han dle their mail every just to make sure that if anything is Kerrville post office reopens after mail tests negative for anthrax Texas AP The Kerrville post office reopened Wednesday after dust found on pieces of mail test ed negative for Postal Inspector Douglas Turner said the dust was found by postal workers on The facility was closed Tuesday as a precaution while fed eral agents took the dust to Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio for Tests on five postal workers and a Kerrville police officer also were negative for Turner said the six would stay on antibiotics as a precaution Kerrville is about 60 miles northwest of San on the that theyre she said in an inter We have no reason to believe that there would be anything on but whats the problem with clean hands WiUhite urged orga nizations that send built mail through a contaminated Washington post office to have their employees tested for The tests have focused on postal workers so but she said that should be extended by up to 200 more including employees of opera tions like the International Monetary Fund and Humane Society of the United who collect large volumes of mail at the Potter stressed the agency has delivered more than 20 billion pieces of mail since and that only a hand ful of anthrax cases have been he admit ted that he could not guaran tee the safety of all Hie post office is scrambling to tighten its health and safe ty systems after two workers died of anthrax and others became We are taking concrete steps immediately to protect employees and the public through investiga intervention and pre Potter said Wednes But Charles questioned whether the Postal Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did enough to protect postal workers and the mail still being delivered hi the Washington The agencies have been criticized for waiting several days before testing people for anthrax at the contaminated Washington distribution It is critical that your agen cies retrace your steps to ensure that no one else dies from this Grassley wrote to Potter and CDC director Jeffrey It is up to public health authori ties and the Postal Ser vice to demonstrate that mail delivered in DC Scope of anthrax attacks broadens A chronology of anthraxrelated events In the United States September October 18 O Letters postmarked in and sent to New York Post and NBC anchor Tom Brokaw they later test positive lor I 11 O Two postal workers In Trenlon an editorial assistant at New York Post and an assistant to NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw all notice visit GEI i 30 i 1 UE IS Delivery O Exposure to bacteria Confirmed diagnosis Death O Bob a photo and Ernesto a mailroom both employees of supermarket tabloid publisher American Media in Boca become O Stevens admitted to the Two days later he it is confirmed he has the inhaled form of H Stevens First death from Inhaled anthrax since IS3 Letter postmarked In and sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle it later tests positive for 8ES QJ 0 Officials announce Erin assistant lo developed skin anthrax after opening The flag files at halfstaff In Hamilton In memory of two postal workers who died from Inhalation S3 Letter containing anthrax opened in Senate Loader Tom Daschles Daschles olfice J5 O Officials say Infant son ol ABC News producer in New York developed skin The believed to have visited newsroom on is expected to nn QZJ jMj Kfl Twelve O Thirtyone people 0 Claire New York Post B3 Tests 0 Washington postal Curseen returns to C3f Anthrax found on Surgeon Senate at Capitol test assistant to editorial confirm gravely ill with at at military David Satcher offices positive for News anchor assistant Johanna anthrax traces anthrax five others dies that sorts mail admits wo wore closed exposure to tests is diagnosed found in mail Officials close two later of White House all wrong not to hundreds officials for skin skin bundling begin Two at White House respond more of staffers more complete tests E3 The Centers for O Another New Jersey machine thousands of come back aggressively to get show only 28 actually Disease Control at at House in President tainted mail in Prevention regional office building 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