Clinical microbiologists facing an anthrax alert.

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Etat: Serval
Version: Final published version
ID Serval
serval:BIB_7C73BB419452
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Clinical microbiologists facing an anthrax alert.
Périodique
Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Auteur(s)
Jaton K., Greub G.
ISSN
1469-0691 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1198-743X
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
20
Numéro
6
Pages
503-506
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Microbiological war and terrorist attacks are made to weaken populations by transmitting pathogenic and epidemic microorganisms. These bacteria or viruses are often difficult to diagnose. Anthrax alerts following September 2001 showed that most clinical microbiology laboratories were not adequately prepared, using obsolete diagnostic methods or being too slow to use accurate tools when facing a major threat. Following this period, most microbiology laboratories were prepared for bioterrorism alerts, in order to provide accurate and rapid results, although such events are rare and unexpected. In this review, we describe the organization and preparedness of our clinical microbiology laboratory regarding bioterrorism risk, although its main task is to perform routine diagnostic microbiology tests. To illustrate the difficulties, we briefly describe an anthrax alert.
Mots-clé
Anthrax/diagnosis, Bacteriological Techniques/methods, Bioterrorism, Civil Defense/organization & administration, Humans
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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05/09/2014 18:20
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08/05/2019 20:53
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