Determination of the Persistence of Non-Spore-Forming Biological Threat Agents in the Environment

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center. 12/07/2015This 35-page report presents the results of an investigation to evaluate the persistence (or natural attenuation) of Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis), Francisella tularensis (F. tularensis), and Burkholderia mallei (B. mallei) on glass and soil under multiple environmental conditions and time points. This generation of scientifically defensible persistence data is useful for the proper planning of decontamination efficacy tests and for formulation of response or remediation plans in preparation for possible natural occurrences or intentional releases of biological agents. (PDF)
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