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American Media Mailroom Worker Now Has Pulmonary Anthrax

Despite the fact that it was believed a few days ago that Ernesto Blanca, the 73-year old American Media employee who was exposed to anthrax, had been safely placed on antibiotics, he has been diagnosed with the pulmonary form of the disease.

Pulmonary anthrax is an extremely serious illness, with a high fatality rate. Bob Stevens, the 63-year old American Media employee who first contracted the pulmonary form of the disease, has died.

Opinion: this is another surprise in this fast-developing story. It is important that Americans remain calm but vigilant during this crisis. There is no point in wasting the authorities' time unnecessarily, but there are unexpected events taking place now, and that fact must be taken into consideration.

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