Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 3rd, 2003
According to recent research from the United States, "The survival of two strains of Yersinia pestis (avirulent A1122 and virulent Harbin) on the surfaces of four materials was investigated."
"Viability was evaluated with epilluorescence microscopy by using the metabolic stain cyanoditolyl tetrazolium chloride and plate counts," reported Laura J. Rose and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. "Small numbers of cells suspended in phosphate buffer survived 2 to 4 hours after visible drying on stainless steel, polyethylene, or glass...
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