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MIT adopts policy for reporting anthrax cases

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT has announced a policy on the reporting of anthrax and similar incidents.

Like most of the news media, MIT's policy is to follow the protocol of not reporting the incidents unless there is a positive test for anthrax.

MIT will report immediately any case of a contaminated object that does test positive for anthrax; there have been none to date.

The Massachusetts State Laboratory has tested or evaluated more than a thousand specimens of contaminated objects across the state without finding any so far that have tested positive for anthrax, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said today.

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