A year after he became infected with anthrax, a northern Virginia postal worker from Winchester is back in the hospital, in critical condition.

Connie Hose said her husband, David, has been in Winchester Medical Center since Oct. 29.

She says Hose is suffering from a severe case of pneumonia, and doctors expect this most recent hospital stay will be a long one, five to six weeks.

The 60-year-old postal worker contracted inhalation anthrax in October of last year at his job at the U.S. State Department mail facility in Sterling, when several powder-laced letters were sent through postal facilities across the country.

Hose's wife says he has battled remnants of the disease ranging from asthma to memory loss. She says doctors have NOT officially connected his pneumonia to anthrax, but she believes it is.

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