Citation Elschner M, Cutler S & Weidmann M (eds.) (2012) BSL3 and BSL4 Agents: Epidemiology, Microbiology, and Practical Guidelines. Weinham, Germany: Wiley Blackwell. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-3527317155.html
Abstract In one handy book, this reference gathers all the necessary information on 14 of the most commonly used dangerous groups of pathogens in biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories. All the chapters are uniformly structured, with a brief overview of the microbiology, pathology, epidemiology and detection methods for each group. In addition, a whole chapter is devoted to the special biosafety requirements, disinfection, decontamination protocols, accident literature and accident procedures, as well as treatment options for all the organisms. This chapter is clearly marked and easy to find when opening the book.
Essential literature for the increasing number of BSL3 or BSL4 labs worldwide and for medical facilities intervening in the case of an incident.