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All test results negative on Lewis Thomas Lab substance

Note: This announcement was updated and reposted Nov. 27.

All test results show that no anthrax was contained in a substance reported on Nov. 16 by personnel at the Lewis Thomas Lab. University officials were notified on Nov. 27 that all tests conducted by the state produced negative results. The state sent partial results on Nov. 21 and test results from an independent lab were received Nov. 22.

Laboratory personnel involved were interviewed and, as a precaution, offered antibiotics after a powdery substance from a catalog mailed to the lab was reported.

A new flyer regarding anthrax was released by the state recently. Any campus member who receives suspicious mail or packages should not hesitate to call Public Safety at 911 or 8-3134 from a campus phone.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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