Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lethal Dangers in Biological Research Laboratories

Researcher Dies from Work-Related Exposure to a Weaken Form of the Plague Bacterium

"Under certain environmental and host conditions, infection with attenuated bacteria might result in severe disease. Researchers always should adhere to recommended use of personal protective equipment. Unexpected acute illness in a laboratory worker should be reported to the institution and health-care providers so that the differential diagnosis can be expanded to include diseases occurring as a result of occupational exposures."

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