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Laboratory Guidelines for Analysis of Bioterrorism Samples

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Abstract:With advent of deaths associated with Bacillus anthracis spore contaminated mail, a worldwide need was apparent for increased laboratory capacity to safely analyze bioterrorism samples. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has furnished guidelines for microbiological and biomedical laboratory safety. These guidelines are categorized into primary barriers dealing with safety equipment and secondary barriers dealing with facility. Other areas not readily apparent include monitoring the analyst's health, vermin and insect control, as well as government control of select agents and specialized reagents.
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Citation:Schaefer, F. W. Laboratory Guidelines for Analysis of Bioterrorism Samples. Presented at International Symposium of Waterborne Pathogens, Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal, September 22-25, 2002.
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Contact: Mary P. O'Bryant - (919)-541-4871 or obriant.mary@epa.gov
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Division: Microbiological & Chemical Exposure Assessment Division
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Branch: Biohazard Assessment Research Branch
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Product Type: Sympos/Conf
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Presented: 09/22/2002
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