A Brooklyn man was hospitalized for Anthrax exposure after handling animal hides from the Ivory Coast.

“He seems to be doing pretty well so far,” Mike said of the man.

In total, four people who might have been in contact with the hides are also being treated for anthrax exposure, the mayor said.

As for the hides, Mike said at a press conference, “We don’t know whether they [the hides] were legally imported or not.”

Azi Paybarah