An incident involving a human exposure to a newly isolated arenavirus, Sabia virus, in the Yale Arbovirus Research Unit occurred at Yale University on August 8,1994.
A senior-level visiting research scientist was exposed to Sabia virus while purifying the virus from a large volume of tissue culture fluid.
The exposure resulted in development of a Sabia virus infection followed by recovery of the patient.
The incident resulted in a comprehensive review by a Yale faculty committee and an external expert committee.
As a result, a number of new practices and procedures were added to Yale's biosafety policy for investigating infectious agents in BL-3 facilities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arenavirus, Arenaviridae, Virus, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Arbovirose, Virose, Infection, Centre recherche, Laboratoire, Sécurité travail, Recommandation, Etude cas, Médecine travail, Virus Sabia
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arenavirus, Arenaviridae, Virus, Occupational exposure, Human, Arbovirus disease, Viral disease, Infection, Research center, Laboratory, Work safety, Recommendation, Case study, Occupational medicine
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Cote : 97-0131741
Code Inist : 002B05C02I1E. Création : 21/05/1997.