Anthrax kills drum maker3rd November 2008
A drum-maker has died after breathing in anthrax spores from infected animal skins in his workshop in London.
The Health Protection Agency has cordoned off his Hackney apartment. The HPA's chief adviser Professor Nigel Lightfoot, said the public were not in danger. He added: "We are, however, keen to reiterate to all individuals who make drums from imported animal skins that there is a risk of coming into contact with anthrax and that they should ensure they are aware of this and take precautions to protect themselves when making these drums."
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Title: Anthrax kills drum maker
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9005
Date Added: 3rd Nov 2008