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Suspected cutaneous anthrax in a laboratory worker--Texas, 2002.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2002 Apr 05; 51(13):279-81.MM

Abstract

On March 6, 2002, CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request for a health hazard evaluation from the director of Laboratory A to assist in the evaluation of a worker who had been diagnosed with cutaneous anthrax. Laboratory A, a provisionally approved Laboratory Response Network level B laboratory, had been processing environmental samples for Bacillus anthracis in support of CDC investigations of the bioterrorist attacks in the United States during fall 2001. Since March 7, CDC has interviewed the ill laboratory worker and other workers at the laboratory and conducted environmental assessments of the workplace. This report summarizes the epidemiologic and environmental investigation of this case, which indicates that the likely source of exposure was the surface of vials containing B. anthracis isolates that the worker placed in a freezer on March 1. Laboratory workers handling specimens of B. anthracis should follow recommended procedures to minimize the risk of B. anthracis transmission and anthrax.

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Case Reports
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Language

eng

PubMed ID

11952281

Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Suspected Cutaneous Anthrax in a Laboratory worker--Texas, 2002." MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 51, no. 13, 2002, pp. 279-81.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Suspected cutaneous anthrax in a laboratory worker--Texas, 2002. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2002;51(13):279-81.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2002). Suspected cutaneous anthrax in a laboratory worker--Texas, 2002. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 51(13), 279-81.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Suspected Cutaneous Anthrax in a Laboratory worker--Texas, 2002. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2002 Apr 5;51(13):279-81. PubMed PMID: 11952281.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Suspected cutaneous anthrax in a laboratory worker--Texas, 2002. A1 - ,, PY - 2002/4/16/pubmed PY - 2002/4/19/medline PY - 2002/4/16/entrez SP - 279 EP - 81 JF - MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report JO - MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep VL - 51 IS - 13 N2 - On March 6, 2002, CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request for a health hazard evaluation from the director of Laboratory A to assist in the evaluation of a worker who had been diagnosed with cutaneous anthrax. Laboratory A, a provisionally approved Laboratory Response Network level B laboratory, had been processing environmental samples for Bacillus anthracis in support of CDC investigations of the bioterrorist attacks in the United States during fall 2001. Since March 7, CDC has interviewed the ill laboratory worker and other workers at the laboratory and conducted environmental assessments of the workplace. This report summarizes the epidemiologic and environmental investigation of this case, which indicates that the likely source of exposure was the surface of vials containing B. anthracis isolates that the worker placed in a freezer on March 1. Laboratory workers handling specimens of B. anthracis should follow recommended procedures to minimize the risk of B. anthracis transmission and anthrax. SN - 0149-2195 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11952281/Suspected_cutaneous_anthrax_in_a_laboratory_worker__Texas_2002_ L2 - http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5113a4.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -