GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING AND SHIPPING NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS FROM CF HOSPITALS TO DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT SUFFIELD (DRES) (REVISED)

Authors
  1. Spence, M.R.
  2. White, L.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
Instructions are presented to ensure the transport of Neisseria meningitidis in viable state from remote sites to a diagnostic laboratory. Precautions are outlined which are necessary to prevent the accidental release of pathogenic material during shipment. In addition, instructions are provided for the handling of initial isolate material (e.g. on swabs or in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)). The described shipping procedures are in accordance with IATA Packing Notes for Passenger and Cargo Aircraft, Nos. 701 and 720, Etiologic Agents.
Report Number
TN-399 — Supersedes Suffield Technical Note 360
Date of publication
15 Jul 1977
Number of Pages
10
DSTKIM No
77-03808
CANDIS No
100500
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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