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BSL-2 Plus: When and How to Implement It
BSL-2+ is the common term for laboratories where work with microorganisms is conducted in a BSL-2 laboratory with biosafety practices and procedures that are typically found at BSL-3. The need for this hybrid approach is on the rise in recent years due to increased research with viral vectors, arboviruses, and other emerging infectious diseases. But implementation can be challenging due to the fact that it is not a recognized containment level, so no clear prescription for implementation is available. Most research institutions that could benefit from this hybrid approach struggle to determine when it is safe and appropriate to use it and which BSL-3 practices to use. Read more...