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Collection of Surface Samples Potentially Contaminated with Microbiological Agents Using Swabs, Sponge Sticks and Wipes
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 28, 2021]
This document provides step-by-step instructions for the use of swabs, wipes, and sponge-sticks to collect samples from surfaces potentially contaminated with microbiological agents. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the analytical methods listed in U.S. Environmental...
Optimization of a Rapid Viability Polymerase Chain Reaction (RV-PCR) Protocol for Detection of Francisella Tularensis in Water Samples
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Mar 18, 2020]
This is a final report for the project on Optimization of a Rapid Viability (RV) PCR Protocol for Detection of Francisella tularensis in water. During a tularemia bioterrorism incident or a natural outbreak, the water system can be contaminated. This pathogen survives for many da...
SAMPLE ANALYSIS OF NATIVE AIR FILTERS FOR CHARACTERIZATION AND EXTENT MAPPING OF BIOLOGICAL INCIDENTS
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 30, 2019]
Following a biological contamination incident, the spatial extent of the contamination should be determined using established sampling and analytical methods such as culture or RV-PCR. A previous study demonstrated that a sampling strategy involving native air samplers could be i...
PROTOCOL FOR DETECTION OF FRANCISELLA TULARENSIS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES DURING THE REMEDIATION PHASE OF A TULAREMIA INCIDENT
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 01, 2019]
Francisella tularensis, the bacterium that causes Tularemia infection, is a high-priority bioterrorism agent. There is no step‐by‐step analytical protocol for detection of Francisella tularensis in environmental samples that can be used by the EPA’s Environmental Response Laborat...
Evaluation of Analytical Methods for the Detection of Bacillus Anthracis Spores: Compatibility with Real-World Samples Collected from Outdoor and Subway Surfaces
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 20, 2019]
This effort sought to assess the impact of potential real-world interferents (RWIs) present in Sponge-Stick and Vacuum Cassettes (VCF) samples on current culture and molecular analysis methods. Having an assessment of the impact, if any, will help EPA understand limitations of th...
Development and Optimization of a Rapid Viability Polymerase Chain Reaction (RV-PCR) Protocol for Detection of Yersinia pestis in Water Samples
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 15, 2016]
To protect the human health and the environment, the EPA decision makers will need timely and reliable water sample analysis results during the response to and recovery from a plague incident resulting in contamination of the water infrastructure regardless of whether the contami...
Field Protocols for Collection and Concentration of Water Samples Detection of Pathogens and Bioterrorism Agents
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Aug 27, 2020]
The presentation will describe how the CDC and EPA are working together to improve the response of a potential biothreat agents by providing procedures for collecting and concentrating large volume water samples.
Development and Optimization of a Rapid Viability Polymerase Chain Reaction (Rv-Pcr) Protocol for Detection of Yersinia Pestis in Water Samples
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Apr 15, 2020]
This is a final report for the project on Development and Optimization of a Rapid Viability (RV) PCR Protocol for Detection of Yersinia pestis in water. During a plague bioterrorism incident or a natural outbreak, the water system can be contaminated. This pathogen survives for m...
RAPID VIABILITY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION METHOD FOR DETECTION OF FRANCISELLA TULARENSIS
(JOURNAL) [Published : Nov 01, 2019]
Francisella tularensis, which causes potentially fatal tularemia, has been considered an attractive agent of bioterrorism and biological warfare due to its low infectious dose, reported environmental persistence, and ability to be transmitted to humans via multiple exposure route...
Sample Processing Method for Ricin Analysis
(SUMMARY) [Published : Jan 30, 2019]
Technical Brief
Development of a Rapid Viability Polymerase Chain Reaction Method for Detection of Yersinia pestis in Water
(JOURNAL) [Published : May 13, 2019]
Due to the occurrence of natural plague outbreaks and its historical usage as a biological weapon, Yersinia pestis is considered one of the high-priority biological threat agents. It can remain viable in certain environments including water for more than 100 days. The Rapid Viabi...
Sample Processing Approach for Detection of Ricin in Surface Samples
(JOURNAL) [Published : Aug 30, 2017]
Journal Article
Analysis for Coastal Operational Resiliency (AnCOR)
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Apr 27, 2020]
Combined slides from all CESER/HSMMD PIs that conduct research under AnCOR for the APril 27/28 Quarterly meeting with DHS and USCG
Evaluation of swabs and transport media for the recovery of Yersinia pestis
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jan 01, 2014]
Journal Article
Analysis of Environmental Contamination resulting from Catastrophic Incidents: Part two: Building Laboratory Capability by Selecting and Developing Analytical Methodologies
(JOURNAL) [Published : Nov 30, 2014]
Catastrophic incidents can generate a large number of samples with analytically diverse types including forensic, clinical, environmental, food, and others. Environmental samples include water, wastewater, soil, air, urban building and infrastructure materials, and surface resid...
Chapter 7 -- Bacillus anthracis: An Aerobiological Threat
(BOOK CHAPTER) [Published : Apr 26, 2016]
Book Chapter
Development of a Rapid Viability-PCR Method for Detection of Francisella tularensis in Water Samples
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : May 10, 2018]
Slide Presentation -Francisella tularensis is a Category One select agent and causes Tularemia infection. It can survive for a long time in water. The RV-PCR method will help rapid detection during an intentional (bioterrorism) or accidental contamination of drinking water system...