IDENTIFICATION OF BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS IN THE FIELD: PROCEDURES AND OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR QATAR AND BAHRAIN (OPERATION FRICTION)

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Authors
  1. Fulton, R.E.
  2. Di Ninno, V.L.
  3. Bannister, N.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
This manuscript contains the step-by-step procedures and operational guidelines which were issued to the Canadian Forces (CF) for identification of biological warfare agents in environmental samples collected during the recent conflict in the Persian Gulf. Included are instructions and operational guidelines for performing, in-theatre, enzyme-linked immunosorbant assays (ELISAs) for four agents (Anthrax/F. tularensis, Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B (SEB), and Botulin toxin), lists of materials, supplies and reagents required to support the identification facilities provided at two locations in the Persian Gulf (Qatar and Bahrain), sample collection and handling procedures, and procedures for analysis of ELISA data and transmission of results to the Defence Research Establishment Suffield (DRES). Included also are instructions for entry and exit of the controlled environment laboratory facilities provided at Qatar, decontamination procedures, and a section on troubleshooting.
Report Number
DRES-SP-164 — Special Publication
Date of publication
01 Feb 1997
Number of Pages
215
DSTKIM No
97-02494
CANDIS No
502661
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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