06/06/2024: Lab Advisory: Novel Influenza A Virus Biosafety Guidance Update

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Update

On June 6, 2024, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the laboratory biosafety guidelines for handling and processing specimens associated with Novel Influenza A viruses webpage to include additional information about risk assessment and mitigation, diagnostic testing, and decontamination and waste management. The risk posed by Novel Influenza A viruses to the public remains low.

We encourage you to review the webpage and share this message widely with your networks.

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