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Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

Brucella species — Safety

  • Use biosafety level 2 practices for specimen processing.
  • Use biosafety level 3 practices for all activities involving manipulation of cultures.

Brucella is the most commonly reported agent of laboratory-associated infection. It is a virulent, highly infectious organism. Once this organism is suspected on the basis of clinical and/or laboratory information, do not perform additional testing. Send the isolate to the South Dakota State Laboratory for identification.

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