ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences - Category B2 Pathogens

 

ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences

 

 

CATEGORY B2 PATHOGENS

Materials in this category require special conditions for containment but do not require special accommodation. They include:

  • All specimens known to be Hepatitis B surface antigen positive.
  • All specimens from patients in renal units who have not been screened.
  • All specimens from patients suffering from infective, or suspected infective, diseases of the liver.
  • All specimens from patients with defective or altered immunological competence, e.g. with leukaemia or Down syndrome.
  • All specimens from patients in other `at risk' groups, e.g. drug addicts.
  • All specimens from patients suffering from Creutzfeldt­Jakob disease, except for brain and spinal cord which is in Category B1.

Reference
Miller, B.M. et al. (1986)
Laboratory Safety: Principles and Practices.
American Society for Microbiology, Washington DC, U.S.A.

 

 

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