posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 12:04 AM
The anthrax scares of 2001 should be a thing of the distant past. An anthrax scare at the Federal Prison in Beckley, WV today has brought back the
memories. Only thing is that this scare hit a lot closer to home. Way to closer to home if you ask me.
Forty-one inmates and correctional officers were transported from the Federal Correctional Institution in Beckley as a precaution after a worker in
the mail room became ill.
All were taken to Raleigh General to be evaulated. No one is being admitted.
A hazardous material team checked the facility thoroughly and gave it the all clear.
The incident occurred around noon today
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Fourty one inmates and staff where treated for possible exposure to anthrax. This was after a mail worker in the main office opened a package and
fell ill. Captain Billie Trump of the the Beckley Fire Department said, "Something as simple as perfume may have made the mail room worker ill." I do
not doubt that one single bit though. That is because there are some people who are allergic to perfume.
Both of the hospitals in the City Of Beckley were put on lockdown to treat exposed patients. Those hospitals are Appalachian Regional Medical Center
and Raliegh County General. If the cases were severe enough, it would have called for transport via air or ground to Charleston Area Medical Center's
General Division, Cabell-Huntington Hospital, and/or Memorial Medical Center at W.V.U. in Morgantown.
The Federal Corrections Facility is located on Airport Road in Beckley. The corrections facility itself sits just outside the Beckley City Limits off
of West Virginia Route 3. The City of Beckley is located fourty five miles to the south of your's truly.
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