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Marburg biosafety and biosecurity scale (MBBS): a framework for risk assessment and risk communication

Dickmann, Petra, Apfel, Franklin, Biedenkopf, Nadine, Eickmann, Markus and Becker, Stephan (2015) Marburg biosafety and biosecurity scale (MBBS): a framework for risk assessment and risk communication. Health Security, 13 (2). pp. 88-95. ISSN 2326-5094

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Identification Number: 10.1089/hs.2014.0065

Abstract

Current risk assessment and risk communication of biosafety and biosecurity concerns lack a convenient metric and conceptual framework. The absence of such a systematic tool makes communication more difficult and can lead to ambiguous public perception of and response to laboratory biosafety incidents and biosecurity threats. A new 7-category scoring scale is proposed for incidents and situations in laboratories related to the handling of human and animal pathogens. The scale aims to help clarify risk categories, facilitate coordination and communication, and improve public understanding of risk related to biosafety and biosecurity.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.liebertpub.com/hs
Additional Information: © 2015 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Divisions: LSE Health
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 15:05
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 02:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66221

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