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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    Recommendations of a CDC-convened, Biosafety Blue Ribbon Panel
    See PDF or Link

  • 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.

    Siehe PDF / link

  • 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.

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    A review article discussing regulations, safety considerations and physical limitations with regards to scientific progress in the context of BSL4 laboratories may be found at the following link: Article

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    A new article on the current situation and challenges involving European BSL4 laboratories has been published in PLoS Pathogens. See attached link for further details.

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    The one year moratorium on research that may possibly enhance the host spectrum of avian influenza, specifically H5N1, is over. A consortium of 40 researchers published a letter in Nature stating their intend to continue their work (see link for details).

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    Biosafety Considerations of Mammalian-Transmissible H5N1 Influenza:
    http://mbio.asm.org/content/3/2/e00043-12.full.pdf+html

    Mammalian-Transmissible H5N1 Virus: Containment Level and Case Fatality Ratio:
    http://mbio.asm.org/content/3/2/e00054-12.full.pdf+html

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    The article by the group of Ron Fouchier has been published in Science. See the following links for further details:
    Herfst et al.
    Russel et al.

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    A review article was published in Nature looking at the issues surrounding biosecurity and biological research. The article follows the publication of the paper by Imai et al. where they looked at certain mutations in H5N1 avian influenza virus that confer respiratory droplet transmissibility of the virus in ferrets. Please see the following links for more details:
    Imai et al.
    Morens et al.

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