As of today, there is no danger of anthrax epidemic spreading in Lithuania, said chief epidemiologist of the Vilnius district Stanislovas Tarbunas. He has stressed Lithuania's authorities and experts take all necessary measures to prevent this disease from spreading. According to him, the anti-anthrax vaccine will soon be purchased abroad. The first ones to become inoculated against anthrax will be epidemiological lab and post office personnel. Tarbunas has stressed anthrax spores found in the diplomatic post bag sent to the US embassy to Lithuania do not directly menace the country's population. According to the Lithuanian state security department and epidemiological services, on the eve of the Day of commemoration of the deceased, there appeared a mania in the republic to send letters with a suspicious powder. The envelopes' content was examined at Moscow laboratories. It turned out the powder poses no threat to people's health.
The head of the Voronezh region, Alexander Gusev, confirmed the death of Major General Vladimir Zavadsky.