4. Car driving through checkpoint into embassy grounds
5. Wide shot street outside embassy
5. Set up shot Michael Boyle walking towards camera
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michael Boyle, Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy of Vilnius
"The Microbiology Laboratory of the Vilnius Public Health Centre has informed us today that the culture they took from one of the mail bags that they were testing, from our State Department mail bags, has turned up positive for anthrax."
(Question what is the next step for the embassy?)
Answer: " As we have previously indicated, our mailroom is already sealed, the employees of our embassy who handle the mail, who open the mailbags and distribute the mail, have been on antibiotics as routine matter for about a week and this is in keeping with instructions that every diplomatic establishment around the world received about a week ago. "
7. Wide shot Vilnius Public Health Laboratory
8. Close up sign for lab
9. Kazimiera Rutiene, head of the microbiology laboratory of the Vilnius public health centre, entering with colleague
10. Sign for microbiology laboratory
11. SOUNDBITE: (Lithuanian) Kazimiera Rutiene, head of the microbiology laboratory of the Vilnius public health centre
"We have received five bags from the US embassy on Tuesday and tested the trace we found within them . Chemical analyses indicated anthrax and that mice injected with the suspect substance on Wednesday had died by Thursday morning. This is real proof that there were traces of anthrax there. I am 100 percent sure we have found anthrax".
In the first such discovery in Europe, traces of anthrax were found in a mailbag from the U-S Embassy in Lithuania.
The Lithuanian Public Health Centre laboratory took spores from five mailbags and spores from one of the bags have tested positive for anthrax.
U-S Embassy spokesman Michael Boyle said the diplomatic pouches had come straight from the State Department in Washington - appearing to rule out that the contamination could have come from letters sent within Lithuania.
Boyle said the embassy mailroom has been sealed, with the doors and windows covered with large sheets of plastic.
All employees in the mailroom were already on antibiotics as a precautionary measure, but Boyle said the antibiotics were now being made available to all embassy employees.
Kazimiera Rutiene, the head of the microbiology laboratory at the Lithuanian Public Health Centre said she is one hundred percent sure that it is anthrax.
Rutiene said the spores were found after they carried out routine testing on the mail bags from the U-S embassy.
The tests have been carried out worldwide after anthrax was detected at the U-S State Department in Washington.
Rutiene said the suspicious material was found in small amounts in the corners of the bag, not inside letters or packages.
Results from tests on the four other bags were expected by Friday, she added.