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Inadvertent laboratory exposure to Bacillus anthracis - California, 2004.

Authors
Lucas-A; Doane-M; Rosenberg-J; Gilliss-D; Duffey-P; Sesline-D; Lindquist-D; Das-R; Materna-B; Vugia-D; Fischer-M; Marano-N; Hoffmaster-A; Semenova-V; Martin-S; Quinn-C; Patel-J; Kiefer-M; Ehrenberg-R; Weyant-R; Ellis-B; Jones-T; Bane-L; Hemphill-M
Source
MMWR 2005 Apr; 54(12):301-304
NIOSHTIC No.
20026636
Abstract
On June 9, 2004, the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) was notified of possible inadvertent exposure to Bacillus anthracis spores at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), where workers were evaluating the immune response of mice to B. anthracis. This report summarizes the subsequent investigation by CDHS and CDC, including assessment of exposures, administration of postexposure chemoprophylaxis, and serologic testing of potentially exposed workers. The findings underscore the importance of using appropriate biosafety practices and performing adequate sterility testing when working with material believed to contain inactivated B. anthracis organisms.
Keywords
Laboratories; Laboratory-animals; Laboratory-equipment; Laboratory-workers; Infection-control; Infectious-diseases; Work-practices; Biohazards; Biological-warfare-agents; Safety-practices; Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Laboratory-testing; Biological-warfare-agents; Biological-weapons; Microorganisms
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20050401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
GA; CA
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