A risk assessment approach should be adopted as one component of decision making for determining the adequacy of decontamination efforts after a release or suspected release of a biological contaminant.
Thorough risk analysis requires critical information about each variable. This information is weak for certain variables when one considers agents that might be used in a biological attack.
More dose–response and sampling source data are needed to inform a practical, as opposed to a theoretical, risk analysis for any given biological attack.
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