Veterinary Practices: Physical Design and Operational Practices for Diagnostic Activities

From Public Health Agency of Canada


This guideline provides risk-based biosafety precautions and additional recommendations for veterinary facilities performing laboratory analyses and diagnostic testing with Risk Group 2 (RG2) human pathogens. The Canadian Biosafety Handbook and this guideline aim to provide guidance on how to mitigate risks when handling pathogens, toxins, or other infectious material within veterinary practices. This guideline presents precautions and recommendations in a format similar to the Canadian Biosafety Standard.

Who this guide is for

1.  Veterinary practices handling Risk Group 2 human pathogens

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Details and history

Published: 2017-10-02

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