Surface sampling of spores in dry-deposition aerosols.

  title={Surface sampling of spores in dry-deposition aerosols.},
  author={Jason Matthew Edmonds and Patricia J. Collett and Erica R. Valdes and Evan W. Skowronski and Gregory J. Pellar and Peter A. Emanuel},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={75 1},
The ability to reliably and reproducibly sample surfaces contaminated with a biological agent is a critical step in measuring the extent of contamination and determining if decontamination steps have been successful. The recovery operations following the 2001 attacks with Bacillus anthracis spores were complicated by the fact that no standard sample collection format or decontamination procedures were established. Recovery efficiencies traditionally have been calculated based upon biological… CONTINUE READING

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