2. SOUNDBITE: (English) John G. Rowlan, Connecticut Governor
"A 94-year-old woman from Oxford, Connecticut has inhaled anthrax. It was picked up at Griffin Hospital on Friday and we want to commend Griffin Hospital for doing the test and determining at that time it was anthrax. Then our own Department of Public Health did three tests. And then of course we went to the CDC and they reported back to us early this morning that indeed that the test came back positive. We have no reason to believe that Oxford, Connecticut or this woman in particular where targets of terrorism. An investigation continues. We have the CDC team, the FBI and our own State Police at the location of the home in Oxford Connecticut trying to make a determination or find any traces of anthrax at that facility."
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) John G. Rowlan, Connecticut Governor
"The Wallingford facility and the Seymour facility are being examined even as we speak and we'll be getting those results fairly soon. We've encouraged the employees, about 15-hundred postal employees, at both Seymour and Wallingford to get the antibiotic treatment, to come to the facility. We have our personnel there and the postal personnel and also have hospital personnel, as a precaution to treat all the employees from those two facilities. I underline as a precaution."
Derby, Connecticut - 21 November 2001
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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Lydia Barakat, Griffin Hospital
"The patient had symptoms two days before she came to the hospital and by the time she came to the hospital until she received treatment, it was hours."
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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Lydia Barakat, Griffin Hospital
"You know any elderly patient will have hard time fighting any kind of infection, even the most common bacteria infection. And she is old, she has other co-morbid illness, Dr Spear can comment on this her primary care physician. So she is definitely critical."
A 94-year-old Connecticut woman has become the fifth victim of inhalation anthrax .
Elderly Ottilie Lundgren lived alone in a rural area southwest of Hartford and died five days after she was admitted to Griffin Hospital in nearby Derby, Connecticut,
The Connecticut Governor said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the anthrax case after the hospital's initial tests.
Governor John G. Rowlan said he could not identify a connection between her rural community and bioterror attacks in New York, Washington and Florida.
The FBI and state police were investigating.
Local postal authorities say a regional processing facility had tested negative for the presence of anthrax, but as a precaution they are advising about 15-hundred employees to start taking antibiotics.