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LONDON, England -- Health experts were on Monday examining the home and workshop of a London drum-maker who died after inhaling anthrax spores while handling imported animal skins.
Fernando Gomez, 35, from east London, had been in intensive care for several days but died on Sunday, hospital officials said.
Gomez's flat was sealed off by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) for examination and checks were taking place at his workshop, which is also in the borough of Hackney.
Seven people who came into contact with the skins received antibiotics as a precautionary measure, the UK's Press Association reported, but the HPA said no one had developed symptoms.
Professor Nigel Lightfoot, the HPA's chief adviser, said local residents were not at risk.