Anthrax Scare Now at Yemeni Embassy in Germany [Archives:2001/46/Front Page]

November 12 2001

Official sources said the Yemeni embassy in Berlin received a letter containing a white powder thought to contain the anthrax virus. The sources added the powder has not affected any of the embassy personnel and that it was first sent to the former embassy office in Bonn, and then to the new premises in Berlin. The sender of the letter is not yet known.
The Yemeni embassy is the fourth Arab embassy that has received such a message, as Saudi, Lebanese, and Kuwaiti embassies in Berlin have received similar messages. Two persons in the Saudi embassy Berlin were infected by the anthrax virus.
This is the 5th time that Yemenis have received a message suspected of containing anthrax. Three were sent to embassy in Brussels. Official results of the medical examinations have not yet been released.