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Impact of Temperature and Humidity on the Persistence of Vaccinia Virus and Ricin Toxin on Indoor Surfaces
U.S. EPA. Impact of Temperature and Humidity on the Persistence of Vaccinia Virus and Ricin Toxin on Indoor Surfaces. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-08/002, 2006.
The objective of the study was to determine the attenuation of vaccinia virus viability, a surrogate for smallpox virus (variola), and the cytotoxicity of ricin toxin on indoor building materials due to prolonged exposure to ambient conditions [20°C, relative humidity (RH) 40 - 70%], or at 30°C with high (>70%) or low (<40%) RH.
URLs/Downloads:IMPACT OF TEMP - HUMIDITY ON PERSISTENCE OF RICIN AND VACCINIA VIRUS ON INDOOR SURFACES.PDF (PDF,NA pp, 1074 KB, about PDF)
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER
DECON AND CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT DIVISION