Possible anthrax incident at Fort McPherson Army Base, Atlanta, Georgia
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Possible anthrax incident at Fort McPherson Army Base, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Published Date:

    2/23/2002

  • Series:
    HAN ; 077
  • Language:
    English
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    Saturday, February 23, 2002, 13:51 EST (1:51 PM EST) CDCHAN-00077-2002-02-23-ADV-S On February 22, 2002, at 5:30 PM EST, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was notified of a possible anthrax incident at Fort McPherson Army Base, Atlanta, Georgia. HAZMAT responded and reported the presence of a package containing a white powder. Initial field tests (Guardian BTA Strips) were positive for Bacillus anthracis. Law enforcement transported the sample to CDC's laboratory facilities in Atlanta for further testing. Preliminary C D C laboratory results are as follows: • PCR: Negative • Culture: No growth at 12 hours Definitive results are pending culture status at 24 hours (approximately 09:30 PM EST, February 23, 2002). When these results are available, another Health Alert message will be issued. Event Type: rule out anthrax Context: general information Event Type: Man-made Agent Type: bacteria Specify Agent (Name): possible anthrax International: no Intentional/Unintentional: intentional
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