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Document ID (ISN)68949
CIS number 97-1032
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gandsman E.J., Aaslestad H.G., Ouimet T.C., Rupp W.D.
Title Sabia virus incident at Yale University
Bibliographic information Jan. 1997, Vol.58, No.1, p.51-53. 4 ref.
Internet access 97-1032.pdf [in English]
Abstract An incident is described in which a research scientist was exposed to a newly isolated arenavirus, Sabia virus, while purifying the virus from a large volume of tissue culture fluid. The researcher was working in a laboratory which met the standard biosafety requirements. The exposure resulted in development of a Sabia virus infection from which the patient recovered. Following a safety review, a number of new practices and procedures were added to the university's biosafety policy.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; biological hazards; infection control; viruses
Descriptors (secondary) virus diseases; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases