1. Opening animation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) television: "A Clinicians guide to Anthrax"
2. Television studio with members of CDC staff preparing to talk about anthrax
Washington DC - 18 October
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jack Potter, U.S. Post Master General
"The best defence that we have right now is an educated American public, an educated work force, both the employees in the postal service and those who work in mail rooms and our message has been consistent. It's very clear, if you receive something that is suspicious, we want you to isolate it, put it in a plastic bag. Don't let other people touch it, don't taste it, don't shake it, don't sniff it ... these are very common sense things that we are asking the American public to do and then we are asking them to call law enforcement."
US POSTAL SERVICE - VNR
4. Woman at mail sorter
5. Demonstration of envelop opened with demonstration anthrax
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Diane Sawyer, Host of "Good morning America" discussing how to handle suspect packages with Dr. Nancy Sneiderman, Infectious Disease Expert
Washington DC - 17 October
7. Letter addressed to Senator Daschle
8. Fire engine leaves Australian embassy after anthrax scare
9. Various of investigation outside embassy
Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, Georgia - 18 October
10. Various of studio set up
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, Director, Centers for Disease Control talking about how to handle suspect packages
12. Center for Disease Control stockpile of medicines and treatment for various biohazard diseases
Americans are finding themselves having to become more and more prepared to deal with bioterrorism following the outbreak of confirmed anthrax cases across the country.
Medical authorities, public service and government leadership spent much of Thursday getting the message out to the American people.
From Washington DC to the local grocery store shelves, new practices and procedures are being instituted to help everyone from housewives to the US House of Representatives members deal with the threat.
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta held a nationwide teleconference dealing with identification and the clinical response to anthrax and other bio-hazards.
The purpose of the teleconference was to update physicians, nurses and other clinical support staff.
The ninety minute program was distributed live across the country to hospitals and other medical institutions.
Earlier in the day at a news conference with Homeland Security czar Tom Ridge, the United States Post Master General urged the American public to be careful when they opened their mail.
And, at almost the same time the Postal Service issued a public service announcement detailing what postal customers can do to protect themselves.
At the beginning of the television day on Thursday, the ABC program "Good Morning America" devoted an extensive segment to the use of bleach to kill anthrax germs and the proper use and disposal of rubber gloves if one should handle contaminated material.
A new anthrax exposure case was reported at the television news corporation CBS
A secretary to television anchorman Dan Rather has tested positive for the skin infection type of anthrax.