CDC "Intelligence Officer," anthrax researcher and African vaccine deployment expert openly admits the coronavirus pandemic is beyond control and will spread globally
(Natural News) As the totally discredited mainstream media continues to pretend that the coronavirus pandemic isn’t real, the truth is starting to emerge from establishment scientists who are warning the world that this outbreak cannot be contained. One of those individuals is Nancy Messonnier. She works for the CDC and previously served as an “Epidemic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: We Found a Way to Trap Stable Flies - Their Dung Preferences Helped Us
[The Conversation Africa] Stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans) are cold-blooded pests. They feed on the blood of their hosts, which include cattle, camels, horses, dogs and humans. During their feeding they can mechanically transmit viruses and bacteria that cause diseases like West Nile fever, Rift Valley fever and anthrax. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 18 Rushed to Hospital in Bomet Over Suspected Anthrax
[Nation] Fear has gripped a village in Bomet County after 18 villagers were rushed to hospital after suspected anthrax outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Anthrax - 87 Hospitalised, 177 Cattle Die
[The Herald] EIGHTY-SEVEN people have been hospitalised after eating meat from cattle affected by anthrax. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Anthrax Outbreak - 64 in Hospital, 47 Cattle Dead
[New Zimbabwe] Masvingo -At least 64 people have been hospitalised in Bikita and Gutu after eating anthrax contaminated meat with 47 cattle dying from the outbreak while government has also moved in to vaccinate 22 000 herd of cattle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 33 People Infected With Anthrax
[263Chat] The government has availed vaccines for the treatment of cattle from anthrax hit areas amid reports that 33 people have been diagnosed and hospitalized of the deadly disease in the past weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Anthrax Outbreak Hits Bikita
[The Herald] Masvingo -The number of people diagnosed with anthrax which hit Bikita last week has risen from 28 to 33 while cattle deaths rose to 40 from 24, an official has confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Tharaka-Nithi Farmers Battling Livestock Disease Outbreak
[Nation] Farmers in Tharaka-Nithi County are counting losses following an outbreak of anthrax, lumpy skin and foot and mouth diseases that have already killed a number of livestock. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Anthrax Cases On the Rise in Bikita
[The Herald] Masvingo -The number of cattle that have succumbed from Anthrax attack in Bikita in Masvingo province has risen to 40 from 24 last week while 33 people have also been diagnosed with the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Anthrax Outbreak Hits Masvingo
[The Herald] An outbreak of anthrax has hit Bikita District in Masvingo with 28 people reportedly diagnosed with the disease at different clinics so far. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Anthrax Outbreak - Three People Affected
[The Herald] Three are people battling for their lives after consuming meat from animals that died of anthrax in Mahusekwa, Marondera district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cummings ’ Whitehall weirdos will need to understand people, not just numbers | Hannah Fry
Boris Johnson ’s adviser wants more maths geniuses in the civil service. But real life is too messy to be boiled down to equationsAbout 10 years ago I had a conversation with a civil servant about Britain ’s chemical decontamination units. He was in charge of calculating where in the country the government should keep them. These giant trucks had specialist equipment that could respond quickly if there was an anthrax attack or similar on our shores. But at the time there was only a small number of them, so they needed careful positioning to ensure they could reach as much of the country as quickly as possible i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Fry Tags: Civil service Dominic Cummings Mathematics Science Politics Source Type: news

Why this King of Prussia biopharma's stock rose 32% Thursday
Paratek Pharmaceuticals's stock closed up 32% Thursday after the biopharmaceutical company announced it was awarded a five-year contract worth up to $285 million from the federal government. The funds will support the development of the company's antibiotic Nuzyra as a treatment of pulmonary anthrax. The contract was awarded under the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority's, or BARDA, Project BioShield program. The initiative was created to accelerate the research, development,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

TWTW: Healing Honey, Restored Limb Function, Anti-Cancer Anthrax TWTW: Healing Honey, Restored Limb Function, Anti-Cancer Anthrax
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Using anthrax to fight cancer
Current treatments for bladder cancer need improvement. A new study combines a growth factor with anthrax toxin to create a quick, effective treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Bushmeat may breed deadly bacteria
(Penn State) People who eat wildebeests, wart hogs and other wild African animals may be at risk for contracting potentially life-threatening diseases, according to an international team of researchers. The team analyzed samples of bushmeat -- meat derived from wildlife -- in the Western Serengeti in Tanzania and identified several groups of bacteria, many of which contain the species that cause diseases such as anthrax, brucellosis and Q fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ANTHRAX may be the key to shrinking bladder tumors by 30% in 3 minutes
A combination of anthrax and a growth factor found on the surface of bladder cancer cells allowed Purdue University researchers to target and kill tumors with unprecedented speed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthrax may be the next tool in the fight against bladder cancer
(Purdue University) Researchers at Purdue University have come up with a way to combine the anthrax toxin with a growth factor to kill bladder cancer cells and tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More than 100 elephants die in Botswana in suspected anthrax outbreak
More than 100 elephants have died in Botswana in the past two months partly because of a suspected anthrax outbreak, the government said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Anthrax: Developing Drugs for Prophylaxis of Inhalational Anthrax Guidance for Industry
Clinical / Antimicrobial; (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt On Fight Against Brucellosis, Anthrax
[Daily News] THE government has embarked on a countrywide fight against brucellosis and anthrax - animal diseases that also pose serious human health problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gas Explosion at Russian Lab That Holds Ebola and Smallpox Samples
A gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian bioweapons facility which stores viruses including Ebola, smallpox and Anthrax. The blast occurred on Monday after a gas cylinder exploded during scheduled repair work on the fifth floor of the six-story Russian State Centre for Research on Virology and Biotechnology, commonly known as Vector, the facility said in a statement. No biological material was held in the sanitary inspection room where the explosion occurred, and no structural damage was caused to the concrete laboratory building, the center added. One worker was taken to hospital and is being treated in intensive c...
Source: TIME: Science - September 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rachael Bunyan Tags: Uncategorized onetime russia smallpox Source Type: news

Shares of T2 Biosystems rise on federal contract for diagnostic tests
Lexington diagnostics maker T2 Biosystems is pairing up with the U.S. government to develop tests that could identify biological threats like anthrax — a deal that could alleviate some of the struggling device company’s financial concerns. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Decontamination of Bacillus Spores from Drinking Water Infrastructure with Physical Removing (Pigging) and Assessment of Pipe Relining Technologies
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC). Published: 9/2019. This 43-page report summarizes the results of biological decontamination experiments performed at the Water Security Test Bed (WSTB). The experiments focused on removing and remediating Bacillus globigii spores adhered to the inner surface of the eight-inch water pipe. Bacillus globigii spores are a non-pathogenic surrogate for Bacillus anthracis, which is the causative agent of anthrax. First responders and decision-makers managing a water contamination event can use dat...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Dengue Dance?
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A Brutal Disease Kills Monkeys. Flies Could Be Spreading It.
A downside of social living among monkeys and chimpanzees, a new study suggests, is being at greater risk of deadly disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Veronique Greenwood Tags: Monkeys and Apes Flies Anthrax Ivory Coast Bacteria Research National Parks, Monuments and Seashores Gogarten, Jan Molecular Ecology (Journal) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Neuroterrorism preparedness for the neurohospitalist - Ralston MSA, Murray MBP, Vela-Duarte D, Orjuela KD, Pastula DM.
In this review article, we highlight several potential biologic and chemical agents of "neuroterrorism" of which neurohospitalists should be aware: anthrax, botulism toxin, brucella, plague, smallpox, organophosphates and nerve agents, cyanide, and carfent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Evaluation of Analytical Methods for the Detection of Bacillus Anthracis Spores: Compatibility With Real-World Samples Collected from Outdoor and Subway Surfaces
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC). Published: 6/2019. This 255-page report provides information about an effort that sought to assess the impact of potential real-world interferents present in sponge-stick and vacuum cassettes samples on current culture and molecular analysis methods for the detection of bacillus anthracis spores. Having an assessment of the impact, if any, will help EPA understand limitations of the current methods for contaminant spread and extent mapping, and identify possible opportunities or needs for m...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries On Anthrax Outbreaks in Lesotho
[Govt of SA] The Veterinary Authority of Lesotho has reported three anthrax outbreaks to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The first outbreak started on 12 May 2019 and a total of 24 cattle were reported to have died of anthrax. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Do YOU live in an area at-risk of anthrax?
Although it is considered a rare disease, a study by The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center in Maryland, reveals up to 1.83billion people may be exposed to the anthrax bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthrax Is a Risk on Every Continent
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- About 63 million people worldwide who work with livestock are in regions vulnerable to anthrax, according to a new study. And more than 1.8 billion people are at risk in those regions -- including rural areas in Europe,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Full-Scale Decontamination of Bacillus Spores from Drinking Water Infrastructure
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC). Published: 5/2019. The results presented in this eight-page technical brief show that several infrastructure decontamination technologies are effective at killing spores of the causative agent of anthrax (Bacillus anthracis spores) and removing them from drinking water infrastructure when tested at a full scale. The report describes research to examine full-scale decontamination of Bacillus spores from drinking water infrastructure after a contamination event with B. globigii, a nonpathogen...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Feasibility Study for Reuse of Activated Carbon for the Capture of Methyl Bromide Used for Decontamination
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC). Published: 5/2019. This 64-page document describes a study that quantified how well an activated carbon (AC) sample maintained its adsorption capacity for methyl bromide (MeBr) over several adsorption/desorption cycles, using three different gas conditions. Methyl bromide fumigation has been shown to be effective in decontaminating buildings contaminated with Bacillus anthracis (Ba) spores. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anthrax is killing wildlife, and it's putting humans at risk, too
A suspected anthrax outbreak is raising alarm at Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya after the sudden deaths of 10 buffalo since last month, and officials are working to make sure the outbreak doesn't put humans at risk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

N-terminal degradation activates the NLRP1B inflammasome
In this study, we used genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 knockout screens to identify genes required for NLRP1B-mediated pyroptosis. We discovered that lethal factor induces cell death via the N-end rule proteasomal degradation pathway. Lethal factor directly cleaves NLRP1B, inducing the N-end rule–mediated degradation of the NLRP1B N terminus and freeing the NLRP1B C terminus to activate caspase-1. DPP8/9 inhibitors also induce proteasomal degradation of the NLRP1B N terminus but not via the N-end rule pathway. Thus, N-terminal degradation is the common activation mechanism of this innate immune sensor. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Chui, A. J., Okondo, M. C., Rao, S. D., Gai, K., Griswold, A. R., Johnson, D. C., Ball, D. P., Taabazuing, C. Y., Orth, E. L., Vittimberga, B. A., Bachovchin, D. A. Tags: Immunology reports Source Type: news

Functional degradation: A mechanism of NLRP1 inflammasome activation by diverse pathogen enzymes
In this study, we find that cleavage results in proteasome-mediated degradation of the amino-terminal domains of NLRP1B, liberating a carboxyl-terminal fragment that is a potent caspase-1 activator. Proteasome-mediated degradation of NLRP1B is both necessary and sufficient for NLRP1B activation. Consistent with our functional degradation model, we identify IpaH7.8, a Shigella flexneri ubiquitin ligase secreted effector, as an enzyme that induces NLRP1B degradation and activation. Our results provide a unified mechanism for NLRP1B activation by diverse pathogen-encoded enzymatic activities. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sandstrom, A., Mitchell, P. S., Goers, L., Mu, E. W., Lesser, C. F., Vance, R. E. Tags: Immunology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Extending Expiration Dates of Doxycycline Tablets and Capsules in Strategic Stockpiles: Guidance for Government Public Health and Emergency Response Stakeholders
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 4/2019. This 22-page document provides final guidance to government stakeholders on testing to extend the expiration date —under section 564A(b) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act —of stockpiled doxycycline tablets and capsules for public health emergency preparedness and response purposes for an anthrax emergency. It applies to both doxycycline monohydrate and doxycycline hyclate tablets and capsules equivalent to 50 mg and 100 mg of doxycycline that are indicated for post -exposure prophylaxis (PEP) or treatment of inhalational a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bench-Scale Procedure for Evaluating Chlorine Bleach Inactivation of Bacillus Spores in Wash Water from a Cleanup of a Site with Biothreat Agents
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC). Published: 4/2019. This 47-page document describes a bench-scale procedure for testing the efficacy of chlorine bleach for the inactivation of Bacillus spores in wash water generated during a cleanup of a site contaminated with Bacillus anthracis spores, the causative agent of anthrax. Full-scale procedures exist for the treatment of such wash water with chlorine bleach, and these procedures have been tested and the results published. The published results were generated by testing the effi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Classifies Anthrax Tests as Class II with Controls
FDA issued a final rule classifying in vitro diagnostic devices for the detection of Bacillus anthracis (the bacteria that causes anthrax) into class II (moderate-risk) with special controls, which means the agency will continue to require a 510(k) premarket notification for these devices. “Anthrax is a bioterrorism threat because the spores are resistant to destruction and can be spread by release in the air. Exposure to anthrax can and has caused serious injury or death," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, who is expected to resign soon. Gottli...
Source: MDDI - March 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance IVD Source Type: news

Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Checklist could minimize need for diagnostic testing after known or suspected population exposure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- A newly developed checklist can rapidly identify anthrax cases after a suspected mass exposure, according to a study published online March 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Nathaniel Hupert, M.D., M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACIP Updates Japanese Encephalitis, Anthrax Vaccine Guidance
During the Feb. 27-28 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group voted to update recommendations for the Japanese encephalitis vaccine, along with guidance on pre-exposure prophylaxis anthrax vaccination. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Anthrasil (Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), Sterile Solution for Infusion) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ACIP: After WHO Delay, FDA Waits to Select Flu Strains for Vax
(MedPage Today) -- Also, ACIP issues new language on vaccines for anthrax and Japanese encephalitis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anthrasil (Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), Sterile Solution for Infusion) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 27, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tanzania: Anthrax Hits Rombo As PM Orders to Contain It
[Daily News] ROMBO district in Kilimanjaro region has been hit by anthrax, a disease that has already claimed five lives and has also led to death of 21 cows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Government Warns Against Anthrax Outbreak in Neighbouring Tanzania
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Government has warned livestock farmers in the country of an Anthrax outbreak scare recently reported in Momba district located in the Songwe region of Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

North Korea ’ s Less-Known Military Threat: Biological Weapons
Military analysts are increasingly concerned about the nation ’ s “ advanced, underestimated and highly lethal ” bioweapons program. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER and WILLIAM J. BROAD Tags: Defense and Military Forces Biological and Chemical Warfare North Korea United States International Relations Smallpox United States Politics and Government Microbiology Anthrax Vaccination and Immunization Nuclear Weapons Belfer Cente Source Type: news

Evaluation of Commercial Wet Vacuums for Bacillus Spore Sampling on Surfaces
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC). Published: 8/2018. This 80-page report summarizes a study that evaluated commercial wet vacuums as a sampling tool for surfaces contaminated with Bacillus anthracis. The wet vacuums are applicable on both porous and nonporous surfaces, widely available, and easy to operate for collection of biological agents. In addition, the wet vacuum can sample more than 100 ft2 per sample and generate liquid samples that may reduce the post-collection processing steps. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Decontamination of Bacillus Spores from Drinking Water Infrastructure with Physical Removal (Pigging)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC). Published: 4/2018. This 38-page report summarizes the results of biological decontamination experiments performed at the Water Security Test Bed (WSTB) that focused on removing Bacillus globigii spores adhered to the inner surface of an eight-inch water pipe. Decontamination was undertaken with a technique known as pigging, or physical scouring of the inner pipe surface, followed by disinfection with free chlorine. B. globigii spores are a non-pathogenic surrogate for B. anthracis, which is...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news