BSL3 and BSL4 Agents: Epidemiology, Microbiology, and Practical Guidelines

BSL3 and BSL4 Agents: Epidemiology, Microbiology, and Practical Guidelines

Editor(s): Mandy C. Elschner, Sally J. Cutler, Manfred Weidmann, Patrick Butaye

Published Online: 17 APR 2012

Print ISBN: 9783527317158

Online ISBN: 9783527645114

DOI: 10.1002/9783527645114

About this Book

In one handy book, this reference gathers all the necessary information on 14 of the most commonly used dangerous groups of pathogens in biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories. All the chapters are uniformly structured, with a brief overview of the microbiology, pathology, epidemiology and detection methods for each group. In addition, a whole chapter is devoted to the special biosafety requirements, disinfection, decontamination protocols, accident literature and accident procedures, as well as treatment options for all the organisms. This chapter is clearly marked and easy to find when opening the book.
Essential literature for the increasing number of BSL3 or BSL4 labs worldwide and for medical facilities intervening in the case of an incident.

Table of contents

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  1. Part A: Pathogens - Part I: Bacteria

    1. Chapter 1

      Bacillus anthracis: Anthrax (pages 1–18)

      Markus Antwerpen, Paola Pilo, Pierre Wattiau, Patrick Butaye, Joachim Frey and Dimitrios Frangoulidis

    2. Chapter 2

      Brucella Species: Brucellosis (pages 19–35)

      Sally J. Cutler, Michel S. Zygmunt and Bruno Garin-Bastuji

    3. Chapter 5

      Coxiella burnetii: Q Fever (pages 57–69)

      Matthias Hanczaruk, Dr. Sally J. Cutler, Rudolf Toman and Dimitrios Frangoulidis

    4. Chapter 6

      Francisella Tularensis: Tularemia (pages 71–84)

      Anders Johansson, Herbert Tomaso, Plamen Padeshki, Anders Sjöstedt, Nigel Silman and Paola Pilo

    5. Chapter 7

      Yersinia Pestis: Plague (pages 85–121)

      Anne Laudisoit, Werner Ruppitsch, Anna Stoeger and Ariane Pietzka

    6. Chapter 8

      Rickettsia Species: Rickettsioses (pages 123–148)

      Alice N. Maina, Stephanie Speck, Eva Spitalska, Rudolf Toman, Gerhard Dobler and Dr. Sally J. Cutler

    7. Chapter 9

      Mycobacterium Tuberculosis: Tuberculosis (pages 149–171)

      Stefan Panaiotov, Massimo Amicosante, Marc Govaerts, Prof. Patrick Butaye, Elizabeta Bachiyska, Nadia Brankova and Victoria Levterova

  2. Part A: Pathogens - Part II: Viruses

    1. Chapter 10

      Influenza Virus: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (pages 173–200)

      Chantal J. Snoeck, Nancy A. Gerloff, Radu I. Tanasa, F. Xavier Abad and Claude P. Muller

    2. Chapter 12

      Arenaviruses: Hemorrhagic Fevers (pages 211–235)

      Amy C. Shurtleff, Steven B. Bradfute, Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Peter B. Jahrling, Jens H. Kuhn and Sina Bavari

    3. Chapter 13

      Filoviruses: Hemorrhagic Fevers (pages 237–252)

      Victoria Wahl-Jensen, Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Sina Bavari, Peter B. Jahrling and Jens H. Kuhn

    4. Chapter 14

      Bunyavirus: Hemorrhagic Fevers (pages 253–289)

      Ali Mirazimi, Dr. Manfred Weidmann, F. Xavier Abad, Janusz T. Paweska and Jonas Klingström

  3. Part B: Practical Guidelines - Part I: Bacteria

    1. Chapter 15

      Bacillus anthracis (pages 291–297)

      Markus Antwerpen, Paola Pilo, Pierre Wattiau, Prof. Patrick Butaye, Joachim Frey and Dimitrios Frangoulidis

    2. Chapter 16

      Brucella Species (pages 298–300)

      Dr. Sally J. Cutler, Michel S. Zygmunt and Bruno Garin-Bastuji

    3. Chapter 19

      Coxiella burnetii: Q Fever (pages 306–308)

      Matthias Hanczaruk, Dr. Sally J. Cutler, Rudolf Toman and Dimitrios Frangoulidis

    4. Chapter 20

      Francisella tularensis: Tularemia (pages 309–311)

      Anders Johansson, Herbert Tomaso, Plamen Padeshki, Anders Sjostedt, Nigel Silman and Paola Pilo

    5. Chapter 21

      Yersinia pestis: Plague (pages 312–317)

      Anne Laudisoit, Werner Ruppitsch, Anna Stoeger and Ariane Pietzka

    6. Chapter 22

      Rickettsia Species: Rickettsioses (pages 318–321)

      Alice N. Maina, Stephanie Speck, Eva Spitalska, Rudolf Toman, Gerhard Dobler and Sally J. Cutler

    7. Chapter 23

      Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Tuberculosis (pages 322–325)

      Stefan Panaiotov, Massimo Amicosante, Marc Govaerts, Prof. Patrick Butaye, Elizabeta Bachiyska, Nadia Brankova and Victoria Levterova

  4. Part B: Practical Guidelines - Part II: Viruses

    1. Chapter 26

      Arenaviruses: Hemorrhagic Fevers (pages 338–343)

      Amy C. Shurtleff, Steven B. Bradfute, Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Peter B. Jahrling, Jens H. Kuhn and Sina Bavari

    2. Chapter 27

      Filoviruses: Hemorrhagic Fevers (pages 344–349)

      Victoria Wahl-Jensen, Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Sina Bavari, Peter B. Jahrling and Jens H. Kuhn

    3. Chapter 28

      Bunyavirus (pages 350–360)

      Ali Mirazimi, Dr. Manfred Weidmann, F. Xavier Abad, Janusz T. Paweska and Jonas Klingström

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