Five more employees at American Media Inc. have
tested positive (阳性) for exposure to anthrax, a company spokesman said Saturday.
Last week, a photo editor for The Sun supermarket
tabloid （小报） died of the inhaled form of the
disease, the first death in the United States
related to anthrax in 25 years.
Two other co-workers were found to have been
exposed to the disease. They have not become ill.
Gerald McKelvey, a spokesman for American Media
Inc., said the company was notified about the five employees Saturday by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention （防疫中心）. He said he
had no further information on the exposed
employees or their conditions.
Health officials had been waiting for results of
more than 35 anthrax tests checking employees and
visitors to the company's headquarters. About 20
postal employees who handled the company's mail were also awaiting test results.
On Friday, the FBI agent said test results of 965 people who were in the building recently found no new infections.