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Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Exposure to Clinical and Teaching Microbiology Laboratories
In a CDC Investigation notice posted on July 19, 2017, it was reported that there was another multi-state outbreak linked to clinical, commercial and college microbiology teaching laboratories. Twenty-four people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium were reported from 16 states. Six ill people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.
NIOSH to promote proper respirator use on #N95Day! NIOSH will be holding a webinar on September 5, 2017 at 1pm Eastern to educate people on proper respirator use and how to pick the appropriate respirator for your needs.
Do you know how to select an appropriate biosafety cabinet (BSC) Type and install it? A biosafety officer or qualified safety professional who has training and field experience that includes methods used to control biohazards and knowledge of the design, application, and testing of biosafety cabinets should approve purchases of biosafety cabinets (BSCs) after consultation with the user, architect, engineer, and facility manager.
The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) has recently gone through major changes in their processes and interactions with registered entities. One major change of note, is the new relationship emerging between the FSAP and ABSA.
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If you are seeking a resourceful and rewarding way to earn credentialing maintenance (CM) points, how about posting to the ABSA International Blog.
The blog post must provide a summary (150-180 words) of a current topic in biosafety, biosecurity, or relative topic that would be of interest to the ABSA membership. The website link for the source information must be included at the end of the blog post. Preparation for a blog post may take 30-60 minutes.
An ABSA member or a person sponsored by an ABSA Member, can earn 0.125 CM points for authoring each blog post. In a 5-year certification cycle, an individual may earn up to 1.0 CM point for up to 8 blog posts during the cycle. In addition to the benefit of earning CM points, this is a great way to share current, important information and educate others through the ABSA International Blog.
- Salmonella_test: FDA