Originally created 10/18/01

Reservists test negative for anthrax

Tests for anthrax exposure on 10 Army reservists at Fort Gordon were negative, a post spokeswoman said Thursday.

The reservists were tested for anthrax Tuesday after someone reported a suspicious package at a training area inside a reserve center, said James Hudgins, public affairs officer at the post. Members of Fort Gordon's hazardous materials team quarantined the package, he said.

The reservists were taken to Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center for nasal swab testing.

Although the area where the package was discovered also houses classes for Georgia Military College, the college's portion of the building was not affected and remains open, Fort Gordon spokeswoman Marla Jones said Thursday.


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