Anthrax hoax reported in Florida

Sheriff's deputies in Lee County, Fla., responded to a suspicious package containing a powder that was received Tuesday at the Miromar Design Center in Estero, Fla.
A letter that accompanied the package said the powder was "similar to anthrax." Cathy Robbins, the manager of Ann Sacks, located in the building at 10800 Corkscrew Road, was the only person who touched the contents of the package once it was opened, Naples News reports.
Robbins told authorities that a large manila envelope was received at the business on Tuesday. She did not know what time the mail was delivered, but the package was apparently received via the mail room at noon. Upon opening the mail, Robbins said she saw an unknown yellow/orange type substance in a sealed, small plastic bag inside of the envelope.
Robbins said that the building has received several similar letters, Naples News reports. Estero Fire and Rescue responded and assumed control of the situation, along with Lee County and Fort Myers HazMat and EMS teams.
Details about the powder have yet to be released.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anthrax can be contracted from handling animal products from infected animals, breathing in anthrax spores from infected animal products and when anthrax is used as a weapon, which occurred in 2001 when anthrax was deliberately spread through the postal systems by sending letters with powder containing anthrax, causing 22 cases of infection and five deaths.