LETTER TO RIO NY TIMES BUREAU TESTED NEGATIVE FOR ANTHRAX.
Brazilian laboratory FIOCRUZ (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) President Paulo
Buss speaks to the media, in Rio de Janeiro, October 20, 2001.
Brazilian laboratory said that material contained in a letter sent to
the Rio bureau of The New York Times had tested negative for anthrax.
The New York Times had said last Friday on October 19 that the suspect
letter, handed over unopened to Brazilian authorities last week, had
tested positive for "bacteria or spores consistent with anthrax".