Accession Number:

ADA446244

Title:

Investigation of Chlorine Treatment DNA-Based Detection of the Bacillus anthracis Spore

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Mar 2001-Dec 2005

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIR ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD OPERATIONAL TOXICOLOGY BRANCH

Report Date:

2005-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

There is a crucial need for technology that allows rapid and reliable detection of waterborne pathogens. Pathogenic organisms such as Vibric choleree, Salmonella sp., Shlgella sp., enteropathogenic Esoherlohla coil, Campylobacter jejuni, Cryptosporidlum parvum, and Glardla lambila have long been known to pose a public health threat to drinking water supplies. More recently, there has been concern that pathogenic microorganisms such as Eaclilus anthracls spores could deliberately be introduced into a water supply as an act of bioterrorism. Eaclilus anthracls, the causative agent of anthrax, ranks high on the list of bioterrorism agents that pose a threat to drinking water supplies. Dormant spores are capable of surviving in both aquatic and terrestrial environments for long periods.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE