I.W. Fong, Kenneth Alibek's Bioterrorism and Infectious Agents: A New Dilemma for the PDF

By I.W. Fong, Kenneth Alibek

ISBN-10: 0387236848

ISBN-13: 9780387236841

ISBN-10: 0387236848

ISBN-13: 9780387236848

ISBN-10: 0387236856

ISBN-13: 9780387236858

Compiled by means of prime specialists within the box, this quantity presents a concise, well timed, and authoritative evaluate of a few of the main not easy infections of the hot century. It offers matters and new principles for fighting and controlling infectious ailments.

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LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS Current methodologies of anthrax diagnosis are performed focusing on several levels of specificity. Specimens of sputum, cerebrospinal fluid, blood, or pustules for cutaneous anthrax may be collected and cultured on appropriate laboratory media. According to the CDC, genus-level presumptive identification of Bacillus infection is performed through positive Gram staining, along with colony identification. Species-level presumptive identification requires motility tests, positive capsule visualization, ␥-phage lysis, hemolysis, wet mount, and malachite green staining (for spores).

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