Laboratory exposure to Brucella melitensis in Denmark: a prospective study.

@article{Knudsen2013LaboratoryET,
  title={Laboratory exposure to Brucella melitensis in Denmark: a prospective study.},
  author={Andreas Knudsen and Gitte Kronborg and Jenny Dahl Knudsen and A M Lebech},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={
          237-9
        }
}
Brucella species are a frequent cause of laboratory-acquired infections. This report describes the handling of a laboratory exposure of 17 laboratory staff members exposed to Brucella melitensis in a large microbiology laboratory in a brucella-non-endemic area. We followed the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, but, of 14 staff members classified as high-risk exposure, none accepted post-exposure prophylaxis. However, in a period of 6 months of follow-up, none of the… CONTINUE READING
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