Handbook of Applied Biosecurity for Life Science Laboratories

This handbook provides guidance for personnel who work with infectious pathogens and toxins that may affect the health of humans, animals and plants. It aims to engage scientists, laboratory employees and students in laboratory biosecurity, and to provide practical advice that will ensure the secure handling and storage of biological materials.

Handbook of Applied Biosecurity for Life Science Laboratories, Farsi translation

This handbook focuses on the laboratory related activities and basic components of applied biosecurity that are relevant to all laboratory employees. The role played by laboratory managers and principal investigators in safeguarding laboratory assets and the employees under their supervision is also highlighted. This handbook provides guidance for personnel who work with infectious pathogens and toxins.

FAO, OIE, and WHO launch a guide for countries on taking a One Health approach to addressing zoonotic diseases

As global trade and travel expands, zoonotic diseases are increasingly posing concerns worldwide. To face these threats, collaboration, coordination, communication, and concerted action between different sectors are needed, using a multisectoral, One Health approach.

Extended Medical Countermeasure Distribution and Dispensing Considerations for Anthrax Incidents

This document outlines key topics, relevant resources, and current promising practices state and local medical countermeasure (MCM) planners should consider when creating and implementing plans to transition emergency mass dispensing operations from the initial 10-day antibiotic distribution and dispensing effort to distributing and dispensing extended post-exposure prophylactic MCMs.

Primary Response Incident Scene Management (PRISM): Volume 3: Operational Guidance for Mass Casualty Disrobe and Decontamination

The salient features of mass patient disrobe and decontamination are presented in Volume 3, which aims to provide all Federal, State, Tribal and local first responders with a simple, readily accessible guide to critical aspects of the incident response processes.

Primary Response Incident Scene Management (PRISM): Volume 2: Tactical Guidance for Mass Casualty Disrobe and Decontamination

This document provides an overview of the processes involved in mass patient disrobe and decontamination and the rationale that underpins each process. The document does not include supporting technical information or potential challenges. Volume 2 has particular application in the training and exercising of first responders and officials involved with domestic preparedness and emergency management.

Primary Response Incident Scene Management (PRISM): Volume 1: Strategic Guidance for Mass Casualty Disrobe and Decontamination

Presents a review of best practices, collates available evidence and identifies areas that require further investigation. The document is relevant to senior incident responders (e.g., Incident Commanders) and those responsible for emergency planning and civil contingencies, as it describes the supporting technical information that underpins the rationale for each stage of disrobe and decontamination and highlights potential issues or challenges.