Laboratory-acquired Scrub Typhus and Murine Typhus Infections: The Argument for a Risk-based Approach to Biosafety Requirements for Orientia tsutsugamushi and Rickettsia typhi Laboratory Activities
Blacksell SD., Robinson MT., Newton PN., Day NPJ.
<jats:p>The highest-risk activities for scrub/murine typhus laboratory-acquired infections were working with infectious laboratory animals. Eight scrub typhus deaths occurred during the preantibiotic era. Risk-based biosafety approaches would improve efficiencies of in vitro/in vivo growth of scrub/murine typhus.</jats:p>