A SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE BIOLOGICAL SIMULANTS BACILLUS SUBTILIS AND NEWCASTLE DISEASE VIRUS. VOLUME I: DISCUSSION

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Authors
  1. Ho, J.
  2. Kournikakis, B.
  3. Lockwood, P.A.
  4. DiNinno, V.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
It has been and still is necessary to use test biological warfare agent detectors and carry out research activities (such as studies on individual and collective protection, development of sampling techniques and procedures) in biological defence using microorganisms. To carry out this work, DRES has used Bacillus subtilis (BG) for a number of years. Recently it became desirable to use a viral simulant as well and after a detailed search, Newcastle Disease virus La Sota strain, a vaccine strain was chosen. Safety and the lack of environmental risk of these two organisms were the main criteria in their selection. This document summarises all available information on the safety and environmental effects of these two organisms. This review identified no hazards to personnel or the environment from the use of BG and NDV in the field. Volume II of this document contains supporting information referred to in the text.
Report Number
DRES-SP-158 — Special Publication
Date of publication
01 Jan 1993
Number of Pages
53
DSTKIM No
93-01830
CANDIS No
129413
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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