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Anthrax Patient Remains in Serious Condition at Pennsylvania Hospital

February 25, 2006 - Posted at 1:19 p.m. CST

NEW YORK (AP) _ Officials say a New York drum maker infected

with anthrax is having trouble breathing and remains in serious

condition.

The outlook is a change from earlier in the week, when officials

said the dancer and musician was breathing his own

and in relatively good shape for someone exposed to anthrax.

They say the 44-year-old fell ill after inhaling spores from

animal hides brought back from a recent trip to Africa. He

apparently began feeling flu-like symptoms last month, and

collapsed last week after a dance performance in Pennsylvania.

New York City's mayor says low levels of anthrax were found at

the Brooklyn warehouse where the musician worked and at his

Greenwich Village apartment. He says both sites will undergo an

extensive cleanup, and officials say the case poses no public

health risk.

Seven people who may have been exposed to the hides have been

given antibiotics as a precaution.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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