Risk of occupationally acquired illnesses from biological threat agents in unvaccinated laboratory workers.

@article{Rusnak2004RiskOO,
  title={Risk of occupationally acquired illnesses from biological threat agents in unvaccinated laboratory workers.},
  author={Janice M. Rusnak and Mark G Kortepeter and Robert J. Hawley and Arthur Anderson and Ellen F Boudreau and Edward Eitzen},
  journal={Biosecurity and bioterrorism : biodefense strategy, practice, and science},
  year={2004},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={281-93}
}
Many vaccines for bioterrorism agents are investigational and therefore not available (outside of research protocol use) to all at-risk laboratory workers who have begun working with these agents as a result of increased interest in biodefense research. Illness surveillance data archived from the U.S. offensive biological warfare program (from 1943 to 1969) were reviewed to assess the impact of safety measures on disease prevention (including biosafety cabinets [BSCs]) before and after vaccine… CONTINUE READING
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