2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Ivan Walks, Washington, DC Chief Health Officer
"We have a gentleman who worked at the Brentwood mail handling facility here in Washington, DC, that presented at a local hospital here in Virginia with a clinical presentation suspicious for anthrax. Those tests have come back, that is now confirmed. However, his treatment was initiated based on those suspicions. He is currently receiving appropriate treatment, he is in that facility, and our CDC (Centres For Disease Control) partners have a physician on site, at that facility, monitoring his progress."
3. Various exterior shots of Fairfax Inova Hospital
4. Wide shot of DC Mayor Anthony Williams speaking
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Anthony Williams, Washington, DC Mayor "We're going to do everything we can and everything we have to do, working with the postal service, working with the CDC, with federal officials, with the state of Virginia and Maryland, our hospital association, through our public health department to see that people are getting the treatment they need when they need that treatment, irrespective of where they are or where they come from, what they look like or where they work. That's very, very important."
6. Wide shot of Dr. John Eisold walking with Capitol Police spokesman to news conference in front of Capitol
7. Cutaway of press
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. John Eisold, US Capitol Physician
"Based upon what happened at Brentwood does not alter the way that we are behaving with our patient population here. It does not change anything that we are doing."
9. Cutaway of press
10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. John Eisold, US Capitol Physician
"We have read out somewhere between 45-hundred to 5-thousand of the specimens, and as of this time, there continue to be no new positive findings for the personnel screened here on Capitol Hill."
Another anthrax case came to light on Sunday, this time in Washington D-C.
Health officials in Washington say an unidentified postal worker has inhalation anthrax, the most serious form of the disease.
The man checked into a Virginia hospital on Friday and was diagnosed on Sunday morning.
At a midday news conference, Washington, D-C Mayor Anthony Williams called the postal worker "gravely ill."
This is the third person in the US to come down with inhalation anthrax.
Six other people have been diagnosed with the skin form of the disease.
The postal employee works in the city's central mail handling facility which processed a contaminated letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle last week.
Authorities say they don't know if this postal worker handled the Daschle letter, and they are investigating the source of the anthrax exposure.
Mayor Williams said more than 2-thousand employees at the Brentwood central mail processing centre and another 150 employees at the air mail handling center near Baltimore-Washington International Airport will be tested for exposure to anthrax spores and receive treatment beginning Sunday.
Meanwhile, the sweep through the U-S Capitol complex continued Sunday.
House and Senate leaders were to be briefed on findings late in the day and planned to hold a news conference to announce whether the Capitol would open Monday.
A Capitol Police spokesman said nineteen buildings including and surrounding the Capitol have undergone environmental surveys and anthrax spores have been found in four of them.
Speaking at a news conference, the U-S Capitol Physician said nearly 5-thousand people have been tested for anthrax since last Monday, when a letter containing anthrax was opened in Daschle's office.
Doctor John Eisold said twenty-eight of those have tested positive for exposure to anthrax but none have contracted the disease.
Eisold said confirmation of inhalation anthrax at the Washington post office will not affect the treatment of patients on Capitol Hill.