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Anthrax Vaccination Day for U.S. Marines in Gulf

Sailors and Marines of the amphibious assault ship USS Tortuga were inoculated against anthrax and smallpox in the Gulf Wednesday as the military gathered its forces for a possible war against Iraq. “It makes it very real when they start giving you vaccinations for things you hadn’t even heard of before,” said 22-year-old Carrie Cornell, a third class petty officer from Philadelphia, after her smallpox jab. A medical technician administers the inoculation with a two pronged needle, jabbing the patient’s shoulder 15 times to pierce the skin without going too deep. Full Story

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