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viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2012

Infección ocupacional adquirida de Leishmaniasis cutánea,

Artículo completo
Abstract: En éste artículo se reportan dos casos de Leishmaniasis cutánea americana: Una autoinoculación con aguja contaminada durante el manejo de muestras, y una adquirida durante el trabajo de campo sobre biología de aves.

ENGLISH
We report two occupationally acquired cases of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL): one accidental laboratory autoinoculation by contaminated needlestick while handling an ACL lesion sample, and one acquired during field studies on bird biology. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays of patient lesions were positive for Leishmania, subgenus Viannia. One isolate was obtained by culture (from patient 2 biopsy samples) and characterized as Leishmania (Viannia) naiffi through an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) with species-specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis (MLEE). Patients were successfully treated with N-methyl-glucamine. These two cases highlight the potential risks of laboratory and field work and the need to comply with strict biosafety procedures in daily routines. The swab collection method, coupled with PCR detection, has greatly improved ACL laboratory diagnosis.

Reference:
Felinto de Brito ME, et al. Occupationally acquired american cutaneous leishmaniasisCase Rep Dermatol Med. 2012;2012:279517. doi: 10.1155/2012/279517.

jueves, 20 de diciembre de 2012

Felices fiestas!!!

Feliz Navidad y Próspero 2013



Animal Disease Traceability

On Thursday, December 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate.
For more Info visit: TRACEABILITY



viernes, 14 de diciembre de 2012

USDA #Biosafety Symposium: Agricultural Research and Response for Field and Lab

USDA ARS 2nd International Biosafety and 
Biocontainment Symposium:
"Agricultural Research and Response 
for Field and Lab"
February 4-7, 2013
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Alexandria, Virginia
ABSA is the managing partner of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) 2nd International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium - Agriculture Research and Response for Field and Lab. The symposium will include ten pre-symposium courses and 2½ days of scientific presentations. There will also be exhibits showcasing the latest agricultural biosafety and biocontainment products and services. Registration, program, sponsors, and details for the symposium are available at http://arssymposium.absa.org.

Pre-Symposium Courses: (4 hours each)
Monday February 4, 2013
  • Plant Pathology 101: Introduction of Principles of Plant Pathology
  • Plant Research in Greenhouses and Other Specialized Containment Facilities
  • APHIS Regulatory Oversight: Plant Pests, Diseases, and Imported Soil
  • APHIS Permitting
  • Integrated Pest Management & Biological Control
  • Agrodefense and Beyond: Laboratory Response Networks
  • Bioterrorism Awareness for the Animal Health Community
  • GMO - International Perspective on Biological Safety in Agriculture
  • Biocontainment Techniques Beyond the Biosafety Cabinet
  • Food Defense from Farm to Fork
 The symposium will consist of sessions covering a variety of topics addressing national and international issues including GMOs, and agroterrorism. There will be roundtable discussions on the culture of responsibility and security, LAIs and breach in containment, and an interactive session where attendees will chose the topics of discussion. Keynote speakers will open the program on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In addition to the valuable courses and sessions, you will have the opportunity to network with professionals from the biosafety and scientific research industries, organizations, and agencies.

Register soon for this dynamic program at http://arssymposium.absa.org  

lunes, 10 de diciembre de 2012

Safe Injection Practices & Bloodborne pathogens training

The One & Only Campaign is a public health campaign, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices. The campaign aims to eradicate outbreaks resulting from unsafe injection practices. 
 >> BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS TRAINING <<


REFERENCES:
  1. Overcoming Education Gaps and Denial: CDC and SIPC Release New Tools to Help Clinicians Ensure Every Injection is Safe 
  2. http://www.oneandonlycampaign.org/ 
  3. BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS TRAINING

Meeting report: 15 th Annual Conference of the European BioSafety Association 2012


Almost 300 people participated in the latest annual conference of the European BioSafety Association (EBSA). This year’s EBSA conference, the 15th ofthe series, took place on June 12–13, 2012 in Manchester, UK. It was preceded by eight full-day courses with almost 200 participants in total. 
       The conference consisted of seven sessions with 16 lectures and started with the opening by the President of the society, Patrick Rüdelsheim (Perseus, Belgium), who presented the evolution of biosafety: starting from an intuitive approach followed by an evidence-based to the current performance-based approach. The welcome address by a representative of the host, the University of Manchester, Nalin Thakker, stressed the historical importance of the  location: first railway station, first telephone exchange and now the role of graphene. A video teleconference call by David Heymann on an armchair (literally) tour of the world of biosecurity addressed the historical approach to Ebola virus in Africa, the origin of HIV, certification of small pox eradication in 1980, SARS in 2003, and the consequences of Hepatitis C in Egypt on workers in Saudi Arabia. The conclusion was: laboratory and health workers are at great risk of infection.
This year's annual meeting of the European BioSafety Association, the 15th of the series, took place on June 12–13, 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Dr. Benedictus Verduin (BioRiskManagement, Wageningen, The Netherlands), President of EBSA 2007–2008, reports the proceedings of the meeting in this concise forum article. 
REFERENCIA:
Verduin BJM. Meeting report: 15th Annual Conference of the European BioSafety Association 2012. Biotechnology Journal 2012. 7(12):1427–1428. DOI: 10.1002/biot.201200302

sábado, 1 de diciembre de 2012

Feliz cumpleaños querido blog!

Pasan muchas cosas hoy además de los cambios políticos en México. Pues hoy es 1° de Diciembre, y no lo quiero dejar pasar, porque hoy este blog cumple 5 años!! Wow!! Si alguien nos hubiera dicho que cumpliríamos 5 años, quizá no lo creeríamos. Pero gracias al interés de las personas que leen este blog y que nos envían sus preguntas, es que aprendemos todos, porque si alguna respuesta no se tiene, se busca, se comenta, y se pone en la mesa. Muchas de esas preguntas llegan de personal de laboratorio interesado, por diversas vías. Pero en todos los casos aportan a hacer crecer este blog. Gracias a todos por su apoyo!!
Felicitamos a los químicos hoy también en su día.
Y hoy también es el Día Internacional de la lucha contra el SIDA!

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