Since 2001, there have been a limited number of incidents involving agents of terror, including Anthrax and Ricin, being sent through the mail. The following guidelines are intended to help identify suspicious materials and to provide procedures to follow in the event of receiving suspicious mail.
DO NOT PANIC. – Anthrax is not spread from person to person. Note the Anthrax organisms must be rubbed into abraded skin, swallowed, or inhaled as a fine, aerosolized mist to cause infections in the skin, gastrointestinal system or lungs.
Disease can be prevented after exposure to the anthrax spores by early treatment with appropriate antibiotics.