Lab Rat            Home

 

September 18, 2001: The Trenton Processing & Distribution Center processes the anthrax letters to the Editor of the New York Post and Tom Brokaw, NBC TV.  The tainted letters are postmarked Trenton, NJ,  September 18, 2001. 

September 26,  2001: Maintenance Mechanic, Rich Morgano, seeks medical treatment for lesion on his arm.

September  27, 2001: Letter Carrier, Teresa Heller, shows signs of lesions on arms.

October 9, 2001: The Trenton Processing & Distribution Center processes the anthrax letter to Senator Daschle.

October 13, 2001: News media reports the anthrax tainted letter to Tom Brokaw originated at the Trenton Processing and Distribution Center in Hamilton Township, NJ.

October 18, 2001: Trenton Processing and Distribution Center in Hamilton Township, NJ is shut down by the FBI.  Employees are sent home.

October 18, 2001:  Letter Carrier, Teresa Heller, is being treated for cutaneous anthrax.

October 19, 2001: A unidentified female mail processor is suspected of having inhalation anthrax and is hospitalized. 

October 19, 2001:  Employees are temporarily  reassigned and are advised of possible closure of the P&DC for 1 to 4 weeks.

October 20, 2001:  Employees start reporting to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital for nasal swab and antibiotics for treatment for anthrax exposure.  

October 20, 2001:  Union meeting is held, New Jersey Department of Health reassures everyone that it is almost impossible to get inhalation anthrax, better chance of getting hit by a car.  Everyone was advised to take antibiotic for 7 days.  

October 21, 2001:  New Jersey Department of Health contacts employees to report to the VMF for nasal swab test.  They start contacting employees to seek medical treatment and start taking antibiotics.

October 22, 2001: Mail Processor, Patrick O' Donnell, is released from Bucks County, PA Hospital after being treated for cutaneous anthrax.  It is also reported that Richard Morgano has cutaneous anthrax. 

October 25, 2001:  The Postal Service holds an informational meeting with employees at the Colonial Volunteer Fire Company.  State Epidemiologist / Assistant Commissioner, Dr. Eddy Bresnitz recommends employees start a 60 day treatment of the antibiotic Cipro for anthrax exposure.

October 26, 2001:  Employees report to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital to receive their  60 day supply of the antibiotic Cipro.  Employees are informed that the antibiotic was changed to Doxycycline.  Employees wait hours for treatment and their supply of antibiotics.

Lab Rat            Home