EPA Science Inventory

Persistence of Categories A and B Select Agents in Environmental Matrices

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Persistence of Categories A and B Select Agents in Environmental Matrices. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-14/074, 2014.

Description:

Literature Review Report

Purpose/Objective:

The purpose of this literature review was to determine the state of scientific knowledge about the persistence of CDC-listed Category A agents (B. anthracis vegetative cells, Yersinia pestis, Francisella tularensis) since the Sinclair et al. (2008) article was published and to several Category B agents (Brucella species, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Coxiella burnetti, and viral encephalitis and hemorrhagic fever agents) that were not addressed by Sinclair et al. (2008).

URLs/Downloads:

Persistence of Categories A and B Select Agents in Environmental Matrices   (PDF,75 pp, 1090 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 09/03/2014
Completion Date: 09/03/2014
Record Last Revised: 10/08/2014
Record Created: 09/03/2014
Record Released: 09/03/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 285572

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

THREAT AND CONSEQUENCE ASSESSMENT DIVISION