Survival of Yersinia pestis on Environmental Surfaces

@article{Rose2003SurvivalOY,
  title={Survival of Yersinia pestis on Environmental Surfaces},
  author={Laura J. Rose and Rodney M. Donlan and Shailen N. Banerjee and Matthew J. Arduino},
  journal={Applied and Environmental Microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={69},
  pages={2166 - 2171}
}
ABSTRACT The survival of two strains of Yersinia pestis (avirulent A1122 and virulent Harbin) on the surfaces of four materials was investigated. Viability was evaluated with epifluorescence microscopy by using the metabolic stain cyanoditolyl tetrazolium chloride and plate counts. Small numbers of cells suspended in phosphate buffer survived 2 to 4 h after visible drying on stainless steel, polyethylene, or glass and beyond 48 h on paper. Cells suspended in brain heart infusion broth (BHI… 
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