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   PO 360
   Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

   For Release:
   November 3, 2001

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

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

Anthrax Investigation Update in New Jersey
Revised at 6:00 p.m.

[Note to Press - Please see below the change in test results for the environmental and crime scene sampling taken at the Bellmawr Mail Distribution
Facility from what was previously sent out earlier today.]


Facility Organization Results
Bellmawr Mail Distribution Center DHSS, CDC & FBI Sampling was conducted Oct. 31. One of the FBI samples is positive for anthrax through final testing. All other samples taken are negative through final testing. Although not recommended by DHSS/CDC, workers at the facility were offered 10 days of antibiotics.

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