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Viral Infections in Workers in Hospital and Research Laboratory Settings

Original article

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2017 June, Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 27-34.

https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2017.20.2.27

Viral Infections in Workers in Hospital and Research Laboratory Settings

Ki Ho Hong

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

As many emerging human infections are caused by viruses, laboratory-acquired viral infection will become more common. However, additional knowledges is needed, including actual incidence, disinfectant, and prevention. Although the general biosafety principles of viruses do not differ from those of other microorganisms, biosafety guidelines and programs are not immutable and could vary according to virus and laboratory environment. Most laboratory-acquired viral infections reported in the literature were caused by violation of biosafety principles. (Ann Clin Microbiol 2017;20:27-34)

Keywords

Laboratory infection, Occupational diseases, Virus diseases