P4 facilities and Monkeypox virus

ANNALISE at medmicro.uct.ac.za ANNALISE at medmicro.uct.ac.za
Mon Dec 5 02:00:31 EST 1994

I'm surprized to see Monkeypox virus on the list below.  Is this the
case in other countries around the world??  It is not the case in
South Africa.

Anna-Lise Williamson

> In Canada, risk group 4 agents (high individual risk, high community
> risk) include:
> Lassa virus, Junin virus, Machupo virus, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
> virus, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, Russian Spring-Summer encephalitis,
> Kyasanur forest virus, Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus, Herpes B virus,
> Variola and Monkeypox virus as well as any other viruses, bacteria,
> fungi or parasites which may from time to time be added to the list by
> the appropriate authorities.
> R G Marusyk
> Professor of Virology
>Dr Anna-Lise Williamson
Dept Of Medical Microbiology
University of Cape Town Medical School
Observatory 7925
Cape Town
South Africa

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