By Robert Graysmith
Who used to be the anthrax killer?
Six days after the Sept. 11 assaults, a brand new terror started to spread...
September 17, 2001: A Florida tabloid gets a love letter addressed to Jennifer Lopez. The paper's photograph editor opens it--and, unknowingly, inhales millions of poisonous spores. through 10/5 he's lifeless.
October 12, 2001: NBC anchor Tom Brokaw's assistant exams optimistic for cutaneous anthrax, end result of the publicity to a powder in an envelope she inhaled 3 weeks prior to.
within the days that undefined, 28 extra humans confirmed optimistic for anthrax, plunging a whole nation into the frontlines of an insidious bioterror.
The anthrax warfare had started.
this is often the main accomplished paintings to this point concerning the plague of terror that arose within the wake of 9/11--and the relentless clinical manhunt to respond to the query of who the anthrax killer used to be.
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Brad Perkins, chief of meningitis and special pathogens at the Atlanta-based CDC, received an urgent call at his daughter’s piano recital. Over 20 ROBERT GRAYSMITH his cell phone Dr. Perkins got the bare facts—that Bob Stevens was hospitalized with inhalational anthrax and had been a worker at AMI. Fourteen hours later Dr. Perkins was in Florida leading a CDC unit in an effort to determine how Stevens had been infected with a “remarkably rare” microbe. The next morning, Friday, October 5, Dr. Perkins was at Stevens’s bedside.
My hands burn,” he said. ” The pharmacist, Gregg Chatterton, sold him acid mantle, a cream. The irritation appeared to have been caused by bleach or detergent. Detergent effectively breaks up clumps of anthrax spores into smaller, more lethal particles. Atta’s irritated hands raised fears that Atta had been using caustic chemicals in a bioterror experiment. “There are people in this area who have very direct recollection of seeing [Atta],” Coz continued. ” Other terrorists trained in Boynton Beach, which adjoins Boca Raton, a few miles north of AMI and even closer to Bob Stevens’s home.
Atta and al-Ani did not leave the cafe and Atta took the next flight out. In June 2000 and March 2001 Atta visited Spain and the Czech Republic. S. before 9-11 was once again Prague. On his trip to the Czech Republic on April 8, 2001, Atta stayed at the Prague Hilton and at Kutna Hora. In June 2001, the Czechs expelled alAni, and, after 9-11, Czech authorities denied any meetings between Atta and any Iraqi intelligence officials who may or may not have given him anthrax bacteria. Twenty days after Bob Stevens’s death, Berlin detectives began trying to find out for certain if Atta had received anthrax spores from Iraqi agents.