Molecular investigation of the Aum Shinrikyo anthrax release in Kameido, Japan

P. Keim, K. L. Smith, C. Keys, H. Takahashi, T. Kurata, A. Kaufmann

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Abstract

In 1993, the Aum Shinrikyo cult aerosolized Bacillus anthracis spores over Kameido, Japan. Spore samples were obtained from the release site, cultured, and characterized by molecular genetic typing. The isolates were consistent with strain Sterne 34F2, which is used in Japan for animal prophylaxis against anthrax.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4566-4567
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume39
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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