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The role of sampling in the phases of a biological event: fact and fiction in an airport scenario.
Sampling for biological agents in the environmentt. Emanuel P, Roos JW, Niyogi K, eds., Washington, DC.: ASM Press, 2007 Dec; :73-94
Biological events can be divided into three distinct environmental sampling phases: initial assessment, characterization, and clearance. This chapter examines the different sampling goals and strategies associated with each phase to provide an overall perspective and framework for understanding the role of environmental sampling in a biological event. Specific sampling methods are mentioned; however, this chapter is not intended to provide a comprehensive review of either sampling or analysis methods. Such detail can be found in chapters 5, 6, and 9. A fictional airport scenario is provided in order to better convey the sampling issues and to place them in a realistic context.
Sampling; Sampling-methods; Biological-weapons; Biological-warfare-agents
Emanuel P; Roos JW; Niyogi K
Sampling for biological agents in the environment
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