Anthrax-deaths associated with a particular kind of envelope-Fiction!
A Particular Kind of Envelope Associated with Deaths from anthrax-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is an anthrax warning. The writer says he or she got a call from a good source at the Centers for Disease Control saying that there have been 7 deaths from anthrax coming in the mail, all of them in the same type of envelope. It has a United States flag on it and a message about "Help the Families." The writer says that if you get that envelope, call the CDC.
(11/7/01) As of this writing, there have not been any cases of anthrax poisoning associated with such an envelope. Also, if you do have suspicion of anthrax being present, don't call the CDC first. Call 911 and notify your local authorities.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
I don’t want to scare people but I feel that all of you should be aware of what is happening.
I have just gotten a call from a good source that works for the CDC (Center for Disease Control).
He has had 7 deadly cases caused by Anthrax.
All 7 people have received the same envelope.
The envelope has a United States flag on it and has writing on it that says something along the lines of “Help the families” (pertaining to the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01).
If at any point you receive such an envelope DO NOT OPEN IT!
Call the CDC immediately.