Level 2 biosafety
A level of biosafety considered appropriate for agents that can cause human disease, but whose potential for transmission is limited. A biosafety level is a specific combination of work practices, safety equipment, and facilities which are designed to minimize the exposure of workers and the environment to infectious agents. The 4 standard biosafety levels are: {{}}Level 1 — This level applies to agents that do not ordinarily cause human disease. Level 2 — This level is appropriate for agents that can cause human disease, but whose potential for transmission is limited. Level 3 — This level applies to agents that may be transmitted by the respiratory route which can cause serious infection. Level 4 — This level is used for the diagnosis of exotic agents that pose a high risk of life-threatening disease, which may be transmitted by the aerosol route and for which there is no vaccine or therapy.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Level 1 biosafety — The lowest level of biosafety, a level that applies to agents that do not ordinarily cause human disease. A biosafety level is a specific combination of work practices, safety equipment, and facilities which are designed to minimize the exposure… …   Medical dictionary

  • Level 3 biosafety — A level of biosafety considered appropriate for agents that may be transmitted by the respiratory route which can cause serious infection. A biosafety level is a specific combination of work practices, safety equipment, and facilities which are… …   Medical dictionary

  • Level 4 biosafety — The highest level of biosafety. This level is used for the diagnosis of exotic agents such as the Ebola virus that pose a high risk of life threatening disease, which may be transmitted by the aerosol route and for which there is no vaccine or… …   Medical dictionary

  • biosafety level 2 — noun exposure to infectious agents that can cause disease in humans but whose potential for transmission is limited • Hypernyms: ↑biosafety level …   Useful english dictionary

  • biosafety level — noun the level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities • Hypernyms: ↑grade, ↑level, ↑tier • Hyponyms: ↑biosafety level 1, ↑biosafety level 2, ↑biosafety level 3, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Biosafety level — 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) …   Wikipedia

  • Biosafety level — A specific combination of work practices, safety equipment, and facilities which are designed to minimize the exposure of workers and the environment to infectious agents. The biosafety levels are: {{}}Level 1 This level applies to agents that do …   Medical dictionary

  • Biosafety cabinet — A microbiologist performing influenza research within a biosafety cabinet Acronym BSC Other names Biological safety cabinet, microbiological safety cabinet Uses Bioc …   Wikipedia

  • Biosafety — Biosafety: prevention of large scale loss of biological integrity, focusing both on ecology and human health.Biosafety is related to several fields*in ecology (referring to imported life forms from beyond ecoregion borders), *in agriculture… …   Wikipedia

  • Biosafety Level — Die Biologische Schutzstufe (engl. Biosafety Level, BSL) ist eine Gefährlichkeitseinstufung biologischer Arbeitsstoffe, insbesondere von Mikroorganismen. Diese wird durch die EU Richtlinie 2000/54/EG über den Schutz der Arbeitnehmer gegen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”