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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.


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.


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.


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: