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Document ID (ISN)55969
CIS number 91-1020
ISBN(s) 0-11-885450-X
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Vaccination of laboratory workers handling vaccinia and related poxviruses infectious for humans
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 16p. Illus. Price: GBP 5.50.
Abstract This guidance note presents the statement on vaccination policy given by the Advisory Committees on Dangerous Pathogens and on Genetic Modification: it is recommended that the smallpox vaccine should not generally be given to those who work with vaccinia virus or related poxviruses except in certain circumstances (details of which are given). Brief guidance is given on counselling before vaccination and after exposure, teaching and use of poxviruses, and training of workers handling poxviruses. Appendices provide detailed information on: risk assessment; contra-indications and complications of vaccination; vaccination procedures; hygiene precautions following vaccination; accidental personal contamination with wild-type or recombinant virus; containment of work with vaccinia and other poxviruses; poxviruses infectious for humans.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; viruses; vaccination; biological hazards; genetic engineering
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; smallpox; safety guides; description of technique; hazard evaluation
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) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases