3. Windows on floors where contaminated machines are
New York City - 26 October 2001
4. Mail sorting machine inside Morgan facility
New York City - 26 October 2001
5. Postal workers entering/leaving facility
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Justice, Postal Worker
"Yes, I am. Major concern, yes I am. But I have to work, there's nothing I can do, just take the medication and hope for the best."
7. Wide view Justice entering building
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Olivia, Postal Worker
"They told us all to go over there and pick up Cipro as a precaution. Since September 18th they had some kind of Anthrax."
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Yolanda, Postal Worker
"I don't actually put my hands on mail, so I don't have that kind of concern, but I still have the concern. Because I'm in the same building as everybody, and I touch the escalator, and I go on the elevator and press the elevators buttons and stuff like that so I'm concerned."
10. Close-up mail facility sign
11. United Nations exterior
United Nations, New York City - 26 October 2001
12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Fred Eckhardt, U-N Spokesman
"Last week, on Thursday, some staff working on the 30th floor of the Secretariat building reported seeing a white substance fall from the ceiling. In response, initial culture tests were taken in the area which were negative for anthrax bacteria. However, because some other test results were inconclusive, fresh samples were taken last Sunday night and turned over for testing to the US authorities. And in addition, as a precautionary measure, the area was sealed off and some members who had been in close proximity to the incident were started on antibiotics by the NYC department of health."
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13. Push in view of U.S. Supreme Court
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14. Pull back view of CIA sign
15. Aerial view of CIA complex
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Silver Spring, Maryland
16. Exterior view of Walter Reed Center
Washington, DC - 26 October, 2001
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Ari Fleischer, White House spokesman
"This anthrax has a sophistication that leads people to know that it can only be produced by a PhD microbiologist and it would have to have been done in a small, well equipped microbiology lab. It could be something like a small microbiology lab. That does not rule out that it could be state sponsored, that does not rule out that it could come from a foreign location but it certainly does expand it beyond foreign locations."
18. Cutaway reporters
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Boucher, U.S. State Department spokesman
"We are taking a number of steps. I think I have described to you how our employees who work in our mail handling are taking Cipro, taking antibiotics. People who work at the main center in Sterling Virginia, or have worked there, it is now shut down, are taking 60 days of it and the rest of the people in this building are taking 10 days."
Trying to get ahead of the spiraling threat, the United States Postal Service began anthrax testing at hundreds of facilities along the East Coast and at every government mail room, and started doing spot checks nationwide.
Washington health officials asked virtually everyone involved with mail handling to report for antibiotics.
Thousands of New York postal workers were prescribed the drugs too, even though further evidence of anthrax has not been found there.
A large numbers of workers for the New York facility did not turn up for work Friday and those who did told of their concern as they entered the building.
Samples were taken from the United Nations' headquarters in New York after staff reported seeing white powder fall from the ceiling, but tests for anthrax turned out negative.
Fred Eckhardt, the U.N. spokesman, told reporters that whatever the substance was it wasn't anthrax.
Among those with inhalation anthrax, three have died, three were hospitalized and one had recovered.
Another six people have been diagnosed with the highly treatable skin form of the disease.
In new developments Friday, spores also were found on a filter removed from a warehouse that screens mail headed for the Supreme Court, a spokeswoman said.
There appeared to be no evidence of contamination in the actual court building.
Three weeks into an unprecedented bioterrorism threat, officials at the Central Intelligence Agency also reported a trace amount of anthrax spores had been discovered at a mail handling building at its headquarters in suburban Virginia.
A CIA spokesman, Bill Harlow, said the anthrax at the agency's headquarters was medically insignificant, but the mail-handling building at the headquarters was closed for additional tests.
The agency's two main buildings at the same location remained open.
White House spokesman, Ari Fleischer, said officials had concluded that anthrax found last week in a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle was not necessarily the work of a foreign government.
Fleischer said it could be produced by a Ph.D. microbiologist in a sophisticated laboratory and that broadened the field of suspects.
On Thursday it was disclosed that a State Department mail handler who works at a remote site was hospitalized with inhalation anthrax _ the latest in a series of cases linked to the mail.
The 59-year-old man remains hospitalized in guarded condition.
A co-worker was declared free from anthrax after overnight tests.
Thus far, officials have discovered only one piece of anthrax-tainted mail in the Washington area, the letter sent to Daschle's office.
They are searching for more though, since evidence of the bacteria has been confirmed in several places where that letter never traveled, including mail rooms serving the House, White House, the distant Virginia location that processes State Department mail and at the CIA.
Two other anthrax letters have been opened in New York City, and evidence of anthrax has been found in Florida, too.