Accession Number : AD0868883

Title :   Assessment of Aerosol Mixtures of Different Viruses,

Corporate Author : FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Mayhew, Charles J. ; Hahon, Nicholas

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Aerosol mixtures of the psittacosis agent and yellow fever and variola viruses were assayed by selective immunofluorescence in conjunction with fluorescent cell counting. The aerosol behavior of each agent could be readily delineated at test conditions of 80 F (26.67 C) and three relative humidities (30, 50, or 80%). Of the three agents, variola virus exhibited the lowest biological decay. The biological decay rates of the airborne agents were not significantly affected by humidity changes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AEROSOLS), (*VIRUSES, MIYAGAWANELLA PSITTACI, VARIOLA VIRUS, YELLOW FEVER VIRUS, MIXTURES, TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, VIABILITY, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUES.

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE