Managing Potential Laboratory Exposure to Ebola Virus by Using a Patient Biocontainment Care Unit
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD
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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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