uncertain science and certain deadlines: cdc responses to the media during the anthrax attacks of 2001.this paper presents a study in which communication personnel for the u.s. centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) provided first-hand accounts of the experience of responding to media inquiries during the 2001 anthrax attacks. in-depth interviews were conducted with 19 communication professionals who worked either at the cdc headquarters in atlanta or at field locations in the u.s. where persons were exposed to anthrax. the interviews sought cdc staff viewpoints on how the cdc handled a ...200314692570
phylogeography of bacillus anthracis in the country of georgia shows evidence of population structuring and is dissimilar to other regional genotypes.sequence analyses and subtyping of bacillus anthracis strains from georgia reveal a single distinct lineage (aust94) that is ecologically established. phylogeographic analysis and comparisons to a global collection reveals a clade that is mostly restricted to georgia. within this clade, many groups are found around the country, however at least one subclade is only found in the eastern part. this pattern suggests that dispersal into and out of georgia has been rare and despite historical dispers ...201425047912
cdc report on the potential exposure to anthrax.the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) conducted an internal review of an incident that involved an unintentional release of potentially viable anthrax within its roybal campus, in atlanta, georgia. on june 5, 2014, a laboratory scientist in the bioterrorism rapid response and advanced technology (brrat) laboratory prepared extracts from a panel of eight bacterial select agents, including bacillus anthracis (b. anthracis), under biosafety level (bsl) 3 containment conditions. these ...201426418856
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