Carmageddon Countdown: The Top Five Non-Disasters That Shook The Nation (page 4)

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anthrax manny ceneta Carmageddon Countdown: The Top Five Non Disasters That Shook The Nation

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Anthrax: The U.S. was target of a serious bioterrorism threat in 2001 when cases of the lethal spores of the disease were mailed to politicians and media outlets. There were 22 victims of the attack with five confirmed deaths from the disease, which sparked terror in the U.S. of major attack that could affect millions.

False cases of a white substance being sent through mail showed up at the postal service, major news outlets and politicians’ offices. We were afraid to open the mail, but in the end the bioterrorism threat eventually died down.

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