|Document ID (ISN)||55969|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Vaccination of laboratory workers handling vaccinia and related poxviruses infectious for humans
||HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 16p. Illus. Price: GBP 5.50.
||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.
||United Kingdom; viruses; vaccination; biological hazards; genetic engineering
||infectious diseases; smallpox; safety guides; description of technique; hazard evaluation
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases