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Document ID (ISN)55895
CIS number 91-1019
ISBN(s) 0-11-885564-6
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
Title Categorisation of pathogens according to hazard and categories of containment
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 1990. 68p. 17 ref. Price: 6.00.
Abstract Contents of this guide: introductory comments on assessing the dangers of pathogenic organisms, a review of categorisation, physical containment of work and implementation of preventive measures; categories of pathogens (allocation of pathogens to hazard groups; definition of hazard groups; matching hazard group with containment level; modification to containment; categorisation lists; vaccination; vaccinia immunisation; sources of vaccines and other immunological products); categories of containment (model rules; local adjustments to levels of containment; laboratory and animal room containment levels). Appendices include: recommendations for certain types of virus, the use of Class II microbiological safety cabinets, respiratory protective equipment and training of laboratory personnel.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; United Kingdom; biological hazards; pathogenic bacteria; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) parasitic diseases; experimental animals; viruses; fungi; infectious hepatitis; rabies; safety guides; respirators; safe working methods; vaccination; replaced; classification systems; data sheet; personal protective equipment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)