The program is committed to conducting research to identify best practices for prevention of infectious disease exposures and spread; promoting safe work practices, biosafety, and biosecurity in research and clinical laboratories worldwide through training and education; and strengthening global health security networks and leadership.
A Hungarian laboratory worker has been isolated at a Budapest hospital after accidental exposure to the deadly Ebola virus but has shown no symptoms so far.
Improved sustainability of laboratory operations through lower construction and operating costs may pave the way for equitable access to clinical and public health laboratory tests.
The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) is investigating how five laboratory primates tested positive for the tuberculosis bacterium.
Lab mice are kept in pristine conditions, but some immunologists think a less pristine environment could make them a better model of human disease.
The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has investigated a series of mistakes that led to scientists falling ill at specialist labs run by hospitals, private companies, and even Public Health England (PHE).
Scientists have developed compounds, which can be added to blood collection tubes to render a range of viruses non-infectious, without affecting their cell structure.
This module provides an overview on laboratory biosafety best practices.
This publication provides guidance on the requirements under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) (as amended) as they relate to biological agents.