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Monday, June 18, 2012

Court house closed cause of Anthrax threat

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) -
The Monmouth County Courthouse will remain closed while more testing is done to determine why dozens of staffers have become ill there in recent days.
County officials say 25 people were taken to the hospital Monday and roughly 40 more were treated at the building in Freehold for symptoms that included nausea, skin rashes, breathing difficulties and chest pains. That spurred authorities to close the courthouse at 1 p.m., forcing the rescheduling of trials and other court proceedings
The new outbreak came after 17 staffers had experienced similar symptoms on Friday. Authorities initially thought those workers had reactions to a freshly cut flower that a colleague had brought into the building, but that theory has now been ruled out.
The courthouse will remain closed Tuesday, but may reopen Wednesday.


Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/18818842/monmouth-county-courthouse-closed-after-workers-become-ill#ixzz1yCSAywJ9

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