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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)


    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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