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Laboratory Personnel

Overview of Laboratory Risks

Brucellosis is the most commonly reported laboratory-associated bacterial infection. Learn about laboratory activities that may put people at risk of exposure or infection.

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Recommendations for Safe Laboratory Practices

Learn how to reduce the risk of exposure and other strategies for safely working with Brucella in a laboratory setting.

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Assessing Laboratory Risk Level and PEP

Some exposures may be high or low risk for infection. Learn how to distinguish the type of risk and the appropriate response procedures.

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Laboratory Submissions

Submissions for Brucella species are handled by CDC's Zoonoses and Select Agent Laboratory (ZSAL) in the Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch (BSPB). Learn how to submit a specimen for Brucella testing.

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RB51 Vaccine Exposure

Guidance for exposures to RB51 vaccine differs from other Brucella species. For more on RB51, please see the following pages:

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