Accession Number : ADA504555


Title :   Managing Potential Laboratory Exposure to Ebola Virus by Using a Patient Biocontainment Care Unit


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD


Personal Author(s) : Kortepeter, Mark G. ; Martin, James W. ; Rusnak, Janice M. ; Cieslak, Theodore J. ; Warfield, Kelly L. ; Anderson, Edwin L. ; Ranadive, Manmohan V.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA504555


Report Date : JUN 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : In 2004, a scientist from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) was potentially exposed to a mouse-adapted variant of the Zaire species of Ebola virus. The circumstances surrounding the case are presented, in addition to an update on historical admissions to the medical containment suite at USAMRIID. Research facilities contemplating work with pathogens requiring Biosafety Level 4 laboratory precautions should be mindful of the occupational health issues highlighted in this article.


Descriptors :   *EBOLA VIRUS , *PATIENTS , *CONTAINMENT(GENERAL) , HEMORRHAGIC FEVERS , MEDICAL RESEARCH , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , LABORATORIES , REPRINTS , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY)


Subject Categories : MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
      MEDICAL FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE