Recommendations for visitors or employees who were in the Hart Senate buildings on 10/15/01 (time expanded to include visitors up to 7pm in the Hart Senate Office Bldg)
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Recommendations for visitors or employees who were in the Hart Senate buildings on 10/15/01 (time expanded to include visitors up to 7pm in the Hart Senate Office Bldg)

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      Thursday, October 18, 2001, 13:27 EDT (1:27 PM EDT)

      CDCHAN-00036-2001-10-18-ALT-N

      People who were on the 5th or 6th floor, SE wing, of the Hart Senate Building, Washington, D.C., between 9am-7pm on October 15, 2001, should receive 60 days of prophylaxis for possible anthrax exposure because it is believed that these individuals were potentially exposed to the bacteria. These individuals should not be given nasal swabs as a preliminary test for exposure to anthrax. Nasal swabs are primarily being used for epidemiological investigation, not for individual diagnosis, prophylaxis, or treatment.

      Event Type: anthrax terrorism event - Hart senate office bldg

      Context: countermeasures/therapeutics

      Event Type: Man-made

      Agent Type: bacteria

      Specify Agent (Name): anthrax

      International: no

      Intentional/Unintentional: intentional

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