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biocontainment

[‚bī·ō·kən′tān·mənt]
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Interim CDC-NIH Recommendation for Raising the Biosafety Level for Laboratory Work Involving Noncontemporary Human Influenza Viruses.
The Subcommittee on Arbovirus Laboratory Safety of the American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses recommends four biosafety levels for laboratories that handle arboviruses, comprising combinations of laboratory practices and techniques, safety equipment, and laboratory facilities (2).
Based on this information, the high fatality rate, and lack of specific treatment or a vaccine, work with this virus in the laboratory setting requires biosafety level 4 containment[3,7].
specifically the statement: "Seven states and DC do not have at least one lab equipped to handle critical biological agents with a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) designation, while 44 states and DC do not have sufficient BSL-3 lab facilities.
The experiments involving the use of serum samples from patients with SARS were performed within the safety cabinet of a biosafety level 2 laboratory.
In April of this year, the microbiology techs at the MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland, MI, were exposed to a living culture of Brucella species, a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) pathogen.
In addition the program involves ATCC working with PT providers and manufacturers to vet microorganisms for biosafety level before being included in a PT panel.
598 square meters, inducing a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory, annex: 372 square meters Equipment equipment for a BSL-3 laboratory, a virus research laboratory, a bacteriology research laboratory, an immunology research laboratory, a molecular biology experimental laboratory and a cleaning room ii.
All procedures were handled under biosafety level 3 conditions.
The new $63-million, 195,000-square-foot facility will be one of five labs in the United States equipped with Biosafety Level 4 lab space specifically designed to meet worldwide standards for safely handling the most dangerous pathogens.
Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 practices are often employed for research involving BSL 3 agents.
Methods for cell culture and virus growth have been previously described (11-13), and standard laboratory precautions within biosafety level 3 facilities were undertaken to prevent cross-contamination of strains.