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30 October 2017

Professor Thomas Evans, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens said: "The recent publication of 'The risk of transmission of a viral haemorrhagic fever infection in a United Kingdom laboratory' by Robert J. Shorten and Eleri Wilson-Davies in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases provides an excellent summary of the challenges that face laboratory staff when handling samples that may be infected with a VHF and the need to balance the clinical well-being and appropriate investigation of the patient, with the application of good laboratory practice."

Article: Shorten RJ, Wilson-Davies E (2017) The risk of transmission of a viral haemorrhagic fever infection in a United Kingdom laboratory. PLoS Negl Trop Dis11(5): e0005358. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005358

Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0005358

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