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Results of tests on powder found at Fort McPherson, Georgia

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      Saturday, February 23, 2002, 22:40 EST (10:40 PM EST) CDCHAN-00078-2002-02-23-UPD-S As reported via the Health Alert Network earlier today, 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, Georgia. Law enforcement transported the sample to CDC's laboratory facilities in Atlanta for further testing. Updated CDC laboratory results are as follows: • PCR: Negative • Culture: No growth of any organism after 24 hours Culture will be signed out to the State and Federal agencies as negative for Bacillus anthracis. Event Type: rule out anthrax Context: general information Event Type: Man-made Agent Type: bacteria Specify Agent (Name): not anthrax International: no Intentional/Unintentional: intentional
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