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dc.contributorAhmad, K.EN
dc.contributorDil, A.S.EN
dc.contributorKazi, B.M.EN
dc.contributorUs Saba, N.EN
dc.contributorAnsari, J.EN
dc.contributorNomani, K.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:33:04Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:33:04Z
dc.date.issued2004EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1001_2/emhj_2004_10_1_2_19_26.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119376
dc.description19-26EN
dc.description.abstractFrom November 2001 to March 2002, the National Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan, received 230 samples from 194 different sources for analysis for anthrax spores. These samples were taken from letters/packages suspected of containing anthrax and from individuals exposed to them. When cultured on sheep blood agar, 141 samples yielded growth suggestive of Bacillus species. On the basis of growth characteristics, absence of beta-haemolysis, absent or doubtful motility and morphological characters of the isolates on Gram stain, 62 isolates were considered suspicious and were inoculated into guinea-pigs. Inoculated animals remained healthy well beyond the required observation period of 5 days. All the samples were therefore reported as negative for B. anthracis. Systems for h and ling and analysing suspected anthrax-contaminated materials are discussedEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (‎1-2)‎, 19-26, 2004EN
dc.subjectBioterrorismEN
dc.subjectBiological AssayEN
dc.subjectCorrespondenceEN
dc.subjectDeveloping CountriesEN
dc.subjectDisaster PlanningEN
dc.subjectEnvironmental MonitoringEN
dc.subject.meshAnthraxEN
dc.titlePakistan's experience of a bioterrorism-related anthrax scareEN


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