Biosafety Level 3

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Title: Biosafety Level 3
Date: 2012
Source: Wikipedia

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Abstract: A biosafety level is the level of the biocontainment precautions required to isolate dangerous biological agents in an enclosed facility. The levels of containment range from the lowest biosafety level 1 (BSL-1) to the highest at level 4 (BSL-4). In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have specified these levels. In the European Union, the same biosafety levels are defined in a directive.

Biosafety Level 3
This level is applicable to clinical, diagnostic, teaching, research, or production facilities in which work is done with indigenous or exotic agents which may cause serious or potentially lethal disease after inhalation. It includes various bacteria, parasites and viruses that can cause severe to fatal disease in humans but for which treatments exist, such as Leishmania donovani, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Bacillus anthracis, Chlamydophila psittaci, West Nile virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Eastern equine encephalitis virus, SARS coronavirus, Salmonella typhi, Coxiella burnetii, Rift Valley fever virus, Rickettsia rickettsii, and yellow fever virus.

Laboratory personnel have specific training in handling pathogenic and potentially lethal agents, and are supervised by competent scientists who are experienced in working with these agents. This is considered a neutral or warm zone.

All procedures involving the manipulation of infectious materials are conducted within biological safety cabinets, specially designed hoods, or other physical containment devices, or by personnel wearing appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment. The laboratory has special engineering and design features.

It is recognized, however, that some existing facilities may not have all the facility features recommended for Biosafety Level 3 (i.e., double-door access zone and sealed penetrations). In this circumstance, an acceptable level of safety for the conduct of routine procedures, (e.g., diagnostic procedures involving the propagation of an agent for identification, typing, susceptibility testing, etc.), may be achieved in a biosafety level 2 (P2) facility, providing the filtered exhaust air from the laboratory room is discharged to the outdoors, the ventilation to the laboratory is balanced to provide directional airflow into the room, access to the laboratory is restricted when work is in progress, and the recommended Standard Microbiological Practices, Special Practices, and Safety Equipment for Biosafety Level 3 are rigorously followed. The decision to implement this modification of biosafety level 3 recommendations is made only by the laboratory director (Wikipedia, 2012).

Admitted Bio-Safety Level 3 Labs Worldwide


Bio-Safety Level 3: Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria: Castelar, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Bio-Safety Level 3:
University of Queensland: Royal Women's Hospital Brisbane: Herston, Australia
Bio-Safety Level 3: University of Queensland: St Lucia Microbiology Building: St Lucia, Australia

Bio-Safety Level 3: British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (3 Labs): British Columbia, Canada
Bio-Safety Level 3: Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory: Regina, Canada
Bio-Safety Level 3: International Vaccine Center: Saskatoon, Canada
Bio-Safety Level 3: Centre National de Biologie Expérimentale: Quebec, Canada

Bio-Safety Level 3: Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences: Wuhan, Hubei, China

Bio-Safety Level 3: National Institute for Health and Welfare: Hermanni, Helsinki, Finland
Bio-Safety Level 3: National Institute for Health and Welfare: Tilkanmäki, Helsinki, Finland

Bio-Safety Level 3: University of Iceland, The Department of Medical Virology: Reykjavik, Iceland


Bio-Safety Level 3: All India Institute of Medical Sciences: New Delhi, India
Bio-Safety Level 3: Gauhati Medical College and Hospital Guwahati: Assam, India
Bio-Safety Level 3: National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases (NCJILOMD): Agra, India

Bio-Safety Level 3: Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity College Dublin: Dublin, Ireland

Bio-Safety Level 3: Institute of Tropical Disease (ITD): Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Bio-Safety Level 3: National Institute for Infectious Diseases: Tokyo, Japan


Bio-Safety Level 3: Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI), University of Malaysia: Borneo, Malaysia
Bio-Safety Level 3: Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Ministry of Health: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bio-Safety Level 3: Veterinary Research Institute (VRI), Department of Veterinary Services: Perak, Ipoh, Malaysia


Bio-Safety Level 3: Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM): Bilthoven, Netherlands
Bio-Safety Level 3: Erasmus Medical Center: Rotterdam, Netherlands

New Zealand
Bio-Safety Level 3: University of Auckland: School of Medical Sciences: Auckland, New Zealand

Bio-Safety Level 3: Centre of the Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology: Puławy, Poland
Bio-Safety Level 3: Sanitary and Epidemiological Station: Warsaw, Poland


Bio-Safety Level 3: National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge: Lisbon, Portugal
Bio-Safety Level 3: Molecular Medicine Institute: Lisbon, Portugal

Bio-Safety Level 3: State Research Center of Virology & Biotech VECTOR: Novosibirsk Oblast, Koltsovo, Russia

South Korea
Bio-Safety Level 3: International Vaccine Institute: Seoul, Republic of South Korea


Bio-Safety Level 3: CISA-INIA / Animal Health Research Center: Valdeolmos, Madrid, Spain

United States
Bio-Safety Level 3: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University: Greenville, North Carolia, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3: Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI), University of Florida: Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3: George Mason University Biomedical Research Laboratory: Manassas, Virginia, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3: Global Bio Lab: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3: Institute for Food Safety & Health: Illinois Institute of Technology: Bedford Park, (Chicago) Illinois, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3: Kent State University, Kent Campus: Kent, Ohio, U.S. (scheduled for bioterrorism event response)
Bio-Safety Level 3: Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health (LEPH), Yale: New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3: Plum Island Animal Disease Center: Plum Island, New York, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3: Stony Brook University Centers: Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) Stony Brook, New York, U.S. 
Bio-Safety Level 3: Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine United States of America: Grafton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3: Saint Louis University Doisy Research Building: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3:
University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley, California, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3: University of Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory: Vero Beach, Florida, U.S.
Bio-Safety Level 3: University of New Mexico School of Medicine: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Bio-Safety Level 3: Ministry of Health's National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology Socialist: Hanoi, Vietnam