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Antibody-laden gel can clean up after anthrax attacks

发布时间:2019-02-27 14:16:12来源:未知点击:

By Rachel Nowak in Melbourne AN ANTIBODY-laden “ectoplasm” that can be sprayed onto walls, ceilings and floors and scraped off afterwards could make dealing with suspected anthrax attacks safer and less messy. When officials suspect an attack like the anthrax letters sent in the US in 2001, emergency workers cordon off the area and collect samples for identification. As they do that, it’s imperative that they avoid spreading the spores or lofting them into the air. Cleaning up is also very fiddly: the liquid and foam disinfectants normally used can be hard to contain,