October 9, 2001

Did terrorists use keyboard as biological weapon?

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "When one man contracted anthrax - the first case since 1978 - the authorities were informed.
However when a second man - who was a work colleague of the first - was diagnosed, the FBI were
called in. The first man, Robert Stevens, has since died from the disease. Fears were heightened
when it was revealed one of the hijackers in the September attacks lived very near by in the
preceding months.

Investigators were desperately trying to find the source of the bacteria and eventually found traces
on the man's computer keyboard, prompting speculation that terrorists could use keyboards as a way
of spreading any biological weapons."


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