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Volume 8, Number 1—January 2002

Dispatch

Absence of Mycoplasma Contamination in the Anthrax Vaccine

Mary Kate Hart*, Richard A. Del Giudice†, and George W. Korch*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, USA; †National Cancer Institute-Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center, Frederick, Maryland, USA;

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Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed samples evaluated for mycoplasma contamination

Vaccine lot
Expiration date Sites providing vaccinea
FAV048B
13 Apr 2002 355 Medical Squadron, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, AZ
N.R.C., Kansas City, MO
Camp Pendleton USMC
FAV047
8 Sep 2001 USAMRIID, Ft Detrick , MD (four vials)
Pearl Harbor NMC
FAV031
6 Oct 2000 Ft. Worth Base Naval Clinic
Pentagon Clinic
FAV008
5 Aug 2000 Davis Monthan Air Force Base, AZ
169th FW/Base Supply, McEntire ANG Station, Eastover, SC

aVaccine vials were shipped to Fort Detrick on cold packs. Two vials from each lot were sent unless noted. Two vials of lot FAV047 from USAMRIID were sent to each testing laboratory as a control.

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