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Biosecurity Measures in 48 Isolation Facilities Managing Highly Infectious Diseases

Puro, V., Fusco, F.M., Schilling, S., et al. (2012). Biosecurity Measures in 48 Isolation Facilities Managing Highly Infectious Diseases. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. 10(2): 208–214.

The authors discuss a survey of isolation units in Europe and advocate for the application of biosecurity measures to specialized isolation units in health care facilities to limit exposure of health care workers and deter theft of infectious material. Such measures include the use of key card access; surveillance cameras; guards at the doors; and sign-in/sign-out for all personnel entering the isolation area.
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