3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tommy Thompson, U-S Health and Human Services Secretary:
"The Centres for Disease Control has just confirmed the diagnosis of anthrax in a patient in a Florida hospital. Based on what we know at this point, it appears that it's an isolated case. I want to make sure that everybody understands that anthrax is not contagious and it is not communicable, which means it is not spread from person to person. If it is caught early enough, it can be prevented and treated with antibiotics. The Centres for Disease Control has a ready supply, and if our investigation shows anyone else needs treatment, they will be notified and treated."
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tommy Thompson, U-S Health and Human Services Secretary:
"Officials are aggressively investigating the individual's schedule for the last few weeks and the source of the infection. I want everybody to understand that sporadic cases of anthrax do occur in the United States. The most recent one was within the past year in the state of Texas and there was a case in Florida in 1974. The last reported case that we know of was within the last year, was earlier in Texas."
6. Wide shot of Thompson speaking
7. Researchers working in a lab on an anthrax vaccine