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   PO 360
   Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

   For Release:
   October 30, 2001

George T. DiFerdinando, Jr., MD, MPH
Acting Commissioner

For Further Information Contact:
Laura Otterbourg or Marilyn Riley
(609) 984-7160

DHSS Clarifies Appropriate Use of Prophylaxis
Antibiotics and Swab Testing for Anthrax

The Department of Health and Senior Services today issued an advisory to health care providers discouraging the routine use of nasal swabs for assessing patients concerned about exposure to anthrax and clarifying the use of prophylaxis antibiotics.

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