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IHC Judges Receive Suspicious Letters Containing Anthrax Disease Threat

IHC Judges Receive Suspicious Letters Containing Anthrax Disease Threat

Chief Justice Aamer Farooq of the Islamabad High Court has confirmed that all eight judges of the court have received suspicious letters. These letters, sent by an unknown woman without a return address, contain information regarding the infectious disease “Anthrax” and were essentially threats directed at the judges.

As a result of these threats, there has been a delay in the resumption of hearings for the cipher case by the division bench, as stated by the chief justice. Additionally, precautions were taken when an IHC employee delivered the letters to the judges; the employee was instructed to sanitize his hands to prevent potential transmission of any disease.

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Anthrax is a severe infectious illness caused by Bacillus anthracis, a type of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria. Serious complications of anthrax can include sepsis, where the body is unable to effectively combat infection, as well as inflammation of the membranes and fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, leading to hemorrhagic meningitis and potentially death, according to information provided by Mayo Clinic.