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Egyptian Sailor Dies in Brazil from Anthrax-Police

A crew member of an Egyptian merchant ship has died in northern Brazil, most likely from anthrax, after opening a suitcase suspected of containing the substance which he was taking to Canada. A spokesman for Brazilian federal police in the Amazon state of Para said on Monday an autopsy of the Egyptian man, whom he named as Ibrahim Saved Soliman Ibrahim, showed that he had died after vomiting, internal bleeding and organ failure. “He was the victim of anthrax,” said Fernando Sergio Castro, adding that police were 90 percent certain that Ibrahim had died of anthrax. A second test confirming whether it is anthrax should be ready on Tuesday. Ibrahim died on April 11 and several health workers who removed his body were taken to a hospital after becoming ill; they are reported to be in no danger. Full Story

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