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Statistical Analysis Of Anthrax Attack Shows Outbreak Could Have Been Twice As Large

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March 15, 2002
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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School Of Public Health
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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health believe the October 2001 anthrax attack on the United States could have been much worse. A statistical analysis of the attack shows that twice as many people could have contracted the deadly form of inhalational anthrax if they had not received antibiotic treatment.

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health believe the October 2001 anthrax attack on the United States could have been much worse. A statistical analysis of the attack shows that twice as many people could have contracted the deadly form of inhalational anthrax if they had not received antibiotic treatment. The study, which appears in March 8, 2002 issue of Science, is the first to estimate the number anthrax cases that may have been prevented by antibiotic prophylaxis and is a valuable tool for assessing the risks and benefits of anthrax treatments. The analysis also emphasizes the need for rapid detection of disease outbreaks.


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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School Of Public Health. "Statistical Analysis Of Anthrax Attack Shows Outbreak Could Have Been Twice As Large." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 March 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020313080057.htm>.
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School Of Public Health. (2002, March 15). Statistical Analysis Of Anthrax Attack Shows Outbreak Could Have Been Twice As Large. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020313080057.htm
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School Of Public Health. "Statistical Analysis Of Anthrax Attack Shows Outbreak Could Have Been Twice As Large." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020313080057.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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