Managing Potential Laboratory Exposure to Ebola Virus by Using a Patient Biocontainment Care Unit
Published Date:Jun 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(6):881-887.
Containment Of Biohazards
Guidelines As Topic
Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
Description:In 2004, a scientist from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) was potentially exposed to a mouse-adapted variant of the Zaire species of Ebola virus. The circumstances surrounding the case are presented, in addition to an update on historical admissions to the medical containment suite at USAMRIID. Research facilities contemplating work with pathogens requiring Biosafety Level 4 laboratory precautions should be mindful of the occupational health issues highlighted in this article.
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