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Anthrax attacks were a wake-up call, with efforts continuing today

October 15, 2011
by Ann DeMatteo
New Haven Register

The anthrax attacks of 2001 burst into our lives unexpectedly, changing the landscape of emergency and public health response in the weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The fear, anxiety and uncertainty that grew after 9/11 continued when bioterrorism in the form of a white powder threatened America in the last quarter of 2001.

Hundreds of cases were investigated in Connecticut. An elderly Oxford woman, Ottilie Lundgren, died from inhaling anthrax spores that contaminated her mail.

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