Managing potential laboratory exposure to Ebola virus by using a patient biocontainment care unit

Mark G. Kortepeter, James W. Martin, Janice M. Rusnak, Theodore J. Cieslak, Kelly L. Warfield, Edwin L. Anderson, Manmohan V. Ranadive

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Abstract

In 2004, a scientist from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) was potentially exposed to a mouse-adapted variant of the Zaire species of Ebola virus. The circumstances surrounding the case are presented, in addition to an update on historical admissions to the medical containment suite at USAMRIID. Research facilities contemplating work with pathogens requiring Biosafety Level 4 laboratory precautions should be mindful of the occupational health issues highlighted in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881-887
Number of pages7
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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