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Chapter 15.5 : Special Pathogens and Employee Safety

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Abstract:

The purpose of the information in this subsection is to help reduce the chances of clinical microbiology laboratory employees' being exposed to microorganisms associated with bioterrorism and with laboratory-acquired infections, including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Citation: Garcia L. 2010. Special Pathogens and Employee Safety, p 690-700. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817435.ch15.5
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Tables

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Table 15.5.2-1a

Early (bench level) recognition of microorganisms associated with bioterrorism and with LAI,

Consult the director or supervisor if any of these microorganisms are suspected!

Abbreviations: BT, bioterrorism strain(s); BA, blood agar; NG, no growth; BSC, biological safety cabinet; CPE, cytopathic effect; GPR, gram-positive rods; GNR, gram-negative rods; GNCB, gram-negative coccobacilli; GNDC, gram-negative diplococci.

Citation: Garcia L. 2010. Special Pathogens and Employee Safety, p 690-700. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817435.ch15.5
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Table 15.5.2-1b

Early (bench level) recognition of microorganisms associated with bioterrorism and with LAI,

Consult the director or supervisor if any of these microorganisms are suspected!

Abbreviations: BT, bioterrorism strain(s); BA, blood agar; NG, no growth; BSC, biological safety cabinet; CPE, cytopathic effect; GPR, gram-positive rods; GNR, gram-negative rods; GNCB, gram-negative coccobacilli; GNDC, gram-negative diplococci.

Citation: Garcia L. 2010. Special Pathogens and Employee Safety, p 690-700. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817435.ch15.5
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Table 15.5.3-1

List of select agents specifically designated by the HHS

Citation: Garcia L. 2010. Special Pathogens and Employee Safety, p 690-700. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817435.ch15.5

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