Secondary aerosolization of viable Bacillus anthracis spores in a contaminated US Senate Office.

@article{Weis2002SecondaryAO,
  title={Secondary aerosolization of viable Bacillus anthracis spores in a contaminated US Senate Office.},
  author={Christopher P. Weis and Anthony J Intrepido and Aubrey K. Miller and Patricia G Cowin and Mark A Durno and Joan S. Gebhardt and Robert A. Bull},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2002},
  volume={288 22},
  pages={2853-8}
}
CONTEXT Bioterrorist attacks involving letters and mail-handling systems in Washington, DC, resulted in Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) spore contamination in the Hart Senate Office Building and other facilities in the US Capitol's vicinity. OBJECTIVE To provide information about the nature and extent of indoor secondary aerosolization of B anthracis spores. DESIGN Stationary and personal air samples, surface dust, and swab samples were collected under semiquiescent (minimal activities) and… CONTINUE READING

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