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Authorities in California were investigating a possible anthrax attack Thursday after a suspicious package opened at a college left one student and 30 other people quarantined. A "possible anthrax in an envelope" call was reported Thursday afternoon to the Student Services office at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, about 60 kilometers east of Los Angeles, according to an inspector of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. "One student was exposed but is showing no symptoms at this time, " said Mathew Levesque. "And 30 other people have been quarantined to defend them from an exposure." Levesque said hazardous materials teams from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, along with FBI agents were on the scene inspecting a sample of the yellow powder found in an envelope. No information on a possible motive for the suspicious delivery was available, according to the official.)
A "possible anthrax in an envelope" call was reported at 2:07 p.m. to the Student Services office at Western University of Health Sciences, 309 E. Second St., said Inspector Mathew Levesque of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
First thing that popped into my head was, quarantine. I don't recall quarantine being used in previous anthrax incidents. I do remember the term isolation but why would they say quarantine?