Volume 26, Number 11—November 2020
Validated Methods for Removing Select Agent Samples from Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories
|Agent (reference)||Source of samples, bacterial load
|Lung, per g||Cell pellet, per mL BAL||Blood, per mL||Overnight culture, per mL|
|Bacillus anthracis (5,6)||<108||Not tested||<104||108|
|Yersinia pestis (7)||<1010||Not tested||<106||109|
|Burkholderia mallei (8–11)||<109†||Not tested||<104||109|
|Burkholderia pesudomallei (11,12)||<108||105‡||<105||109|
|Francisella tularensis (13)||107||Not tested||<105||109|
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