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The State Health Lab is testing about 30 samples for anthrax

October 16, 2001
By: Sara Lane
State Capital Bureau

Missouri's health lab is testing about 30 samples for anthrax. Sara Lane has more from Jefferson City.

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A spokeswoman for Missouri's Health Department says the state health lab is testing samples from all over Missouri.

Nanci Gonder says none of the samples are from people exposed to anthrax.

Gonder says the Health Department is working quickly to identify bioterrorim.

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Contents: Gonder says the Health Department is working with local medical institutions to identify bioterrorist activities.

Gonder asks Missourians to call local police if they think they have been exposed to anthrax.

The state health lab is testing 30 samples for anthrax as the national scare hits home in Missouri. Sara Lane has the story from Jefferson City.

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Nanci Gonder is a spokeswoman for the Health Department and says some of the tests have come back.

But, she won't say what the results are.

Gonder says people who think they have been exposed to anthrax should call the police.

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Contents: Gonder says people should contact local law enforcement, who will determine if there is a real threat.

One of the samples being tested comes from a Jefferson City post office, across the street from the Capitol building.

State Health officials are testing about 30 samples for anthrax. Sara Lane has the story in Jefferson City.

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A spokeswoman for the state health department says says the samples come from all over the state.

The samples are from substances found on everyday items such as books and envelopes.

Nanci Gonder wants people to call the police if they see a suspicious substance.

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Gonder says some of the tests have come back, but she couldn't give the results.