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Document ID (ISN)54552
CIS number 90-1729
Year 1988
Convention or series no. HHS Publication (CDC) 88-8395
Author(s) Richardson J.H., Barkley W.E.
National Institute of Health
Title Biosafety in microbiological and biomedical laboratories
Bibliographic information Superintendent of Documents, US Government Printing Office, Washington D.C. 20402, USA, 2nd ed., May 1988. 139p. 130 ref. Index.
Abstract This publication describes combinations of standard and special microbiological practices, safety equipment and facilities which are recommended for working with a variety of infectious agents in various laboratory settings. Topics covered include: principle of biosafety; laboratory biosafety level criteria; vertebrate animal biosafety level criteria; recommended biosafety levels for infectious agents and infected animals. Agent summary staements are given for a range of agents and for arboviruses. An appendix describes 3 types of biological safety cabinets. A final appendix provides the text of the 1988 agent summary statement for human immunodeficiency virus, and a report on laboratory-acquired infection with human immunodeficiency virus.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; biological hazards; microorganisms; USA
Descriptors (secondary) parasitic diseases; experimental animals; bacteria; pathogenic bacteria; vaccination; viruses; mycoses; immunodeficiency syndrome; safe working methods; rickettsiae
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Biological hazards
Mycoses