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Anthrax Case

September 5, 2005

WINCHESTER -- Three-and-a-half years after a workplace encounter with deadly anthrax spores put him under a national microscope, David R. Hose Sr. is an embittered and seemingly forgotten figure, his $12 million damage claim against the government in legal limbo.

December 13, 2004

When poisonous ricin powder was found on a letter-sorting machine in a U.S. Senate office building earlier this month, David R. Hose Sr. had to reflect on how terror by mail has changed his own life.

February 13, 2004

By Charlotte J. Eller A Winchester man is seeking $12 million from the federal government, claiming that negligence by the Departments of State and Defense and the U.S. Army resulted in his infection with deadly anthrax spores. The agencies have...

December 31, 2002

By Charlotte J. Eller Christmas came late for David Hose and his wife, Connie, this year. Instead of Wednesday, the holiday started Monday, when Hose, one of the nation's few inhalation anthrax survivors, left Winchester Medical Center. Hose's departure from...

December 11, 2002

By Charlotte J. Eller A Winchester man who survived anthrax a year ago has recovered sufficiently from a severe bout of pneumonia to be discharged from Winchester Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday. David Hose, who was admitted to...

November 6, 2002

By Natalie Anzolut A year after he became infected with anthrax, a Winchester man is back in the hospital, comatose and in critical condition, his wife said Tuesday. Connie Hose said her husband, David, remains in the critical care unit...

October 12, 2002

By Natalie Anzolut Winchester resident David Hose assumes his regular spot on the sofa and gets ready to talk about his disease. Over the past year, the 60-year-old has become as accustomed to these interviews -- he's been on the...

December 8, 2001

Ran 12-8-01 By Craig J. Heimbuch David Hose is not angry. The 48-year-old Winchester resident said Friday that he cannot make himself hate the person or people who are sending anthrax through the mail -- killing a handful of Americans....

November 6, 2001

By Carolyn Keister Baker As anthrax continues to be prominent in the news, questions multiply and grow more insistent. How safe is the mail in the Northern Shenandoah Valley? Where do letters and packages go before they arrive in local...

October 30, 2001

By Kevin Killen The news that a Winchester man is being treated for inhalation anthrax has left some Northern Shenandoah Valley residents unsettled, but still willing to visit their mailboxes. "It's scary, and to think, it's not that far away,"...

October 29, 2001

By Craig J. Heimbuch A 59 year-old Winchester man remains in critical but stable condition at the Winchester Medical Center while suffering from inhalation anthrax. Hospital spokesman Wes Williams said that the man, who remains unnamed by the hospital, has...

October 27, 2001

By Kevin Killen A 59-year-old Winchester man, suffering from inhalation anthrax, was in critical condition Friday night at Winchester Me-dical Center, according to hospital spokesman Wes Williams. The man, whose name has not yet been released, is an employee of...

October 26, 2001

An anthrax case has hit home. A 59-year-old Winchester man, who is an employee of the U.S. State Department mail facility in Sterling, was hospitalized Thursday at Winchester Medical Center with inhalation anthrax.




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