TITLE

US installs alert system to monitor for anthrax attack

PUB. DATE
August 2002
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);8/30/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7610, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the installation of anthrax monitoring system in the U.S. Placement of detectors; Information for undiagnosed symptoms; Number of casualties from anthrax attack.
ACCESSION #
7403020

 

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