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Slide 11


    Title: Precautions for Laboratories
    Type: Text and Picture Slide
    Content: [Includes a photo of a worker looking through a microscope.]

    • PPE: disposable gloves, gowns, eye protection and respiratory protection—N95, N100, or PAPR with HEPA filters
    • Manipulation/testing of specimens—certified biological safety cabinet
    • Low or intermediate level disinfectants

    Speaker Notes:

    11. Laboratories working with specimens known to be from SARS patients need to take similar precautions, following the biosafety preventive measures established by CDC. Workers need to wear N95 or N100 or powered air purifying respirators equipped with HEPA filters. They need to manipulate or test specimens at the appropriate biosafety level using certified biological safety cabinets. They also should use low or intermediate level chemical germicides to disinfect laboratory surfaces.