Absence of mycoplasma contamination in the anthrax vaccine

Mary Kate Hart, Richard A. Del Giudice, George W. Korch

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Mycoplasma contamination of the licensed anthrax vaccine administered to military personnel has been suggested as a possible cause of Persian Gulf illness. Vaccine samples tested by nonmilitary laboratories were negative for viable mycoplasma and mycoplasma DNA and did not support its survival. Mycoplasma contamination of anthrax vaccine should not be considered a possible cause of illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-96
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Hart, M. K., Del Giudice, R. A., & Korch, G. W. (2002). Absence of mycoplasma contamination in the anthrax vaccine. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 8(1), 94-96.