Bill Kournikakis

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is characterized by a risk of nosocomial transmission; however, the risk of airborne transmission of SARS is unknown. During the Toronto outbreaks of SARS, we investigated environmental contamination in SARS units, by employing novel air sampling and conventional surface swabbing. Two polymerase chain reaction(More)
On October 12, 2001, two envelopes containing Bacillus anthracis spores passed through a sorting machine in a postal facility in Washington, D.C. When anthrax infection was identified in postal workers 9 days later, the facility was closed. To determine if exposure to airborne B. anthracis spores continued to occur, we performed air sampling around the(More)
" The use of this information is subject to patent and proprietary rights. " Line deleted as per DRES DRP Abstract In recent years an increasing number of letters alleging to contain anthrax have been sent to health clinics, government offices and other locations. While such " anthrax letter " incidents to date have proven to be hoaxes, all incidents must(More)
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