Accession Number:

ADA504555

Title:

Managing Potential Laboratory Exposure to Ebola Virus by Using a Patient Biocontainment Care Unit

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD

Report Date:

2008-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE