Turkey: 6 US personnel quarantined over mail scare

September 3, 2010 13:09

ANKARA, Turkey – The US Embassy in Turkey sid six US army post office personnel have been quarantined after handling a package containing a powdery substance at Istanbul's main airport on Friday.

US Embassy Spokeswoman Deborah Guido said the six were quarantined pending laboratory results to determine whether the powder is a dangerous substance, such as anthrax. The results are expected Saturday.Guido said a health team has decontaminated the area and the six are being administered antibiotics as a precaution at a hospital in Istanbul.

The personnel deliver US diplomatic mail in Turkey.

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