Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 29th, 2002
The patient, an inspector for the U.S. Postal Service, evaluated and cleaned letter-sorting equipment that processed a letter containing anthrax spores.
Prior to presenting with the symptoms, the patient had no previous medical problems. The patient's physicians conducted extensive testing and could not reach a valid explanation for the symptoms. The team of physicians caring for this patient prescribed antibiotic treatments for the individual on...
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