Two Chinese agriculture research institutions are investigating how more than 100 students and staff became infected with the bacterium Brucella.
Health authorities in Gansu Province plan to strengthen oversight over biosafety at laboratories following a fresh wave of ibrucellosis nfections that have affected nearly 100 personnel at the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute in Lanzhou,
The report of brucellosis patients in Harbin comes after confirmation from Chinese health authorities that a total of 96 people in northwest China had contracted the disease after exposure to infected animals at Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute in Gansu Province.
Sixty-five people in a veterinary research institute in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, have been diagnosed with brucellosis.
An investigation by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that between April 2016 and February 2018, the company was in possession of a large quantity of infectious avian influenza and West Nile virus.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved reopening and partial operations of the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) lead laboratory for medical biological defense research. Over the summer, research was put on hold at the USAMRIID’s Fort Detrick, MD., location following a federal government-ordered shutdown that prompted a major reset of the institute’s biosafety program.
The California woman began working with the vaccinia virus at a laboratory in September 2018.
Northern Arizona University’s (NAU's) biosafety and security practices have been as airtight since the lab of pathogen geneticist Paul Keim, one of the largest anthrax labs in the country, was closed by federal regulators for three months.
Researchers have developed a robust assay to determine cell sorter aerosol containment. The new method challenges the industry status quo, which has several drawbacks.
Investigators from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health within the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration emphasized that there is a risk of Zika exposure for those working in the lab setting. The agencies received reports of three Zika virus exposure incidents related to occupational exposure in a lab setting during the period of heightened disease transmission around the world.