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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    This report describes an incident involving the potential exposure of a laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to live (non-inactivated) Ebola virus. The incident occurred on December 22, 2014, on CDC’s Roybal Campus in Atlanta during procedures for a study being conducted as part of the public health response to the ongoing West Africa Ebola outbreak. The potential exposure of the laboratory technician resulted from the inadvertent transfer…..

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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:31 AM | Anonymous
    • Federal Office of Public Health: Link
    • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: Link
    • World Health Organisation: Link
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Link
  • 25 Dec 2015 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    Please find the List of Training Opportunities here: PDF.

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:29 AM | Anonymous

    Experts call for a stronger safety culture at secure sites after incidents involving anthrax and flu in a US laboratory.

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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:28 AM | Anonymous

    The recent work on the modified H5N1 has stirred an intense debate on the risk associated with the accidental release from biosafety laboratory of potential pandemic pathogens. Here, we assess the risk that the accidental escape of a novel transmissible influenza strain would not be contained in the local community.

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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:27 AM | Anonymous

    In May of this year, the 67th World Health Assembly will again debate the question of when the remaining specimens of smallpox virus should be destroyed. (…)
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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    Recommendations of a CDC-convened, Biosafety Blue Ribbon Panel
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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    Die vorliegende Vollzugshilfe – verfasst von der Interkantonalen Erfahrungsaustauschgruppe von Fachstellen im Bereich der Bio- und Gentechnologie ERFA BIO – vermittelt konkrete Anforderungen an die Wartung und Instandsetzung von mikrobiologischen Sicherheitswerkbänken, welche für Klasse 2- Tätigkeiten mit infektiösen Mikroorganismen verwendet werden.

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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    The aim of this survey was to gather information on bio-incidents and LAIs in biological laboratories in the Flemish region and to gain insight into the possible underlying causes in order to provide biosafety officers, prevention officers and occupational health practitioners with tools that can enhance biological safety in the laboratory. For further details see: PDF

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    Two research teams that conducted a massive number of experiments on the new H7N9 influenza virus found more signs that it could be a pandemic virus, though their animal tests showed that its ability to spread through coughs and sneezes isn’t as robust as seasonal flu. For further details see: link.

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