Results of tests on powder found at Fort McPherson, Georgia
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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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