WMU News

Safety tips for dealing with suspicious mail and anthrax

Oct. 18, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- With daily reports of contaminated mail and anthrax hoaxes across the country, Dr. Karim Essani, a WMU professor of biological sciences and a nationally regarded expert, has prepared a checklist for dealing with suspicious mail and packages.

Essani tells what kinds of packages and letters should raise suspicions, what to do and not do with suspicious looking mail, and in the event of actual contact with anthrax, how to reduce the risk of infection and the likelihood of spreading anthrax spores.

That information and more is available at <www.wmich.edu/safety>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 616 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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