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Persistence of Category A Select Agents in the Environment

Sinclair, R., Boone, S., and Greenberg, D. (2008). Persistence of Category A Select Agents in the Environment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74(3):555–563.

The authors studied how the following Category A agents present in human and animal bodily fluids are transmitted, and how they survive on fomites and in water: smallpox, anthrax, plague, botulism, tularemia, Lassa fever, Junin-Argentine hemorrhagic fever, Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever, hantavirus, Ebola hemorrhagic fever and Marburg hemorrhagic fever, and St. Louis encephalitis and Japanese B encephalitis.
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