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Reaerosolization of Bacillus spp. in outdoor environments: a review of the experimental literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22871211     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reaerosolization or resuspension-that is, the reintroduction of previously airborne particles into the atmosphere-is a complex phenomenon. Microbial reaerosolization is particularly poorly understood because few studies have been done in this area, and many of the studies that have been performed are not in the peer-reviewed literature. The reaerosolization of Bacillus anthracis in outdoor environments is of particular concern because of its stability and potential for use as a biological weapon. This review pulls together data from more than 30 publications, spanning field and laboratory experiments, to summarize the current state of our understanding of Bacillus spp. reaerosolization in outdoor environments.
Julie A Layshock; Brooke Pearson; Kathryn Crockett; Michael J Brown; Sheila Van Cuyk; W Brent Daniel; Kristin M Omberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review     Date:  2012-08-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biosecurity and bioterrorism : biodefense strategy, practice, and science     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1557-850X     ISO Abbreviation:  Biosecur Bioterror     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-12     Completed Date:  2013-02-12     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101156085     Medline TA:  Biosecur Bioterror     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-303     Citation Subset:  IM    
Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Department, Battelle, Inc., Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants*
Bacillus anthracis / isolation & purification*
Biohazard Release / statistics & numerical data*
Environmental Microbiology
Environmental Monitoring / methods,  statistics & numerical data*
Models, Biological
Particle Size
Spores, Bacterial
United States
World Health
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aerosols; 0/Air Pollutants

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