Biosafety and Biosecurity in Bangladesh

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What we need to know about Coronavirus (CoV) in the year 2020 

V2N3 Newsletter May 2020

V2N2S1 Newsletter April 2020

V2N2 Newsletter April 2020 (বাংলা ভাষায় বিশেষ সংখ্যা)

COVID-19 Situation

Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19

Responding to community spread of COVID-19

V2N1 Newsletter March 2020 (Special Issue on COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2)

V2N1S1 Newsletter March 2020 (Special Issue in Bangla)

V2N1S2 Newsletter March 2020 (Special issue for health care providers)

V2N1S3 Newsletter March 2020 (Special Issue on COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2)

CoVs are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold caused by four human HCoVs that are endemic globally are HCoV-229E, HCoV-NL63, HCoV-HKU1 as well as HCoV-OC43, and more severe diseases caused by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. CoVs are transmitted between animals and humans. Several known CoVs are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 

Respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties are the common signs of infection. Infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, in more severe cases.

To prevent infection spread, regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs are the standard recommendations. Close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing must be restricted.

To know the detail about MERS and SARS CoV follow the link below:

MERS and SERS CoV. The information presented here are, collected from pathogens safety data sheet Canada, presented without any change!

WHO has published its interim guidance for laboratory biosafety related to 2019-nCoV/COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2, which is available from the following page and the link below: 

Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected

Applying standard precautions for all patients. Standard precautions include: 

  • Hand and respiratory hygiene,
  • The use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to risk assessment,
  • Injection safety practices,
  • Safe waste management,
  • Proper linens,
  • Environmental cleaning, and
  • Sterilization of patient-care equipment.

Advice for healthcare workers on nCoV

To know the detail about:  Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected, Interim guidance

Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infection

2020 Coronavirus Outbreak Preparedness in Bangladesh

Laboratory testing for 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in suspected human cases

The etiologic agent responsible for the cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan has been identified as a novel betacoronavirus, (in the same family as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV) via next generation sequencing (NGS) from cultured virus or directly from samples received from several pneumonia patients.

Electron microscopy revealed a virus with a characteristic crown morphology: a coronavirus. Working directly from sequence information, the team developed a series of genetic amplification (PCR) assays used by laboratories associated with the China CDC to detect several dozen cases as of today.

Laboratory testing:

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Executive Committee

Dr Asadulghani [MSc, MPhil, PhD]

Dr Asadulghani [MSc, MPhil, PhD]

PRESIDENT

Dr Md Giasuddin [DVM, MSc, PhD]

Dr Md Giasuddin [DVM, MSc, PhD]

VICE PRESIDENT

Dr Md Latiful Bari [MSc, PhD]

Dr Md Latiful Bari [MSc, PhD]

VICE PRESIDENT

Professor Dr Md Shahidul Islam [MS, PhD]

Professor Dr Md Shahidul Islam [MS, PhD]

GENERAL SECRETARY

Professor Dr Md Rakibul Islam [MS, PhD]

Professor Dr Md Rakibul Islam [MS, PhD]

JOINT SECRETARY

Dr Zhahirul Islam [MSc, PhD]

Dr Zhahirul Islam [MSc, PhD]

TREASURER

Dr Md Salimullah [MSc, MPhil, PhD]

Dr Md Salimullah [MSc, MPhil, PhD]

MEMBER

Professor Dr Kazi Nadim Hasan [MSc, MPhil, PhD]

Professor Dr Kazi Nadim Hasan [MSc, MPhil, PhD]

MEMBER

Dr Chandan Kumar Roy [MBBS, MPhil, FCPS]

Dr Chandan Kumar Roy [MBBS, MPhil, FCPS]

COORDINATOR OF TRAINING

Professor Dr A H M Nurun Nabi [MSc, PhD]

Professor Dr A H M Nurun Nabi [MSc, PhD]

MEMBER

Dr Tasnim Farzana [MSc, MPhil, PhD]

Dr Tasnim Farzana [MSc, MPhil, PhD]

MEMBER

Lt Col Dr Jamal Pasha Chowdhury [MBBS, DCP, FCPS]

Lt Col Dr Jamal Pasha Chowdhury [MBBS, DCP, FCPS]

MEMBER

Dr Tania Mannan [MSc, PhD]

Dr Tania Mannan [MSc, PhD]

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL SECRETARY

Professor Dr Mohammad Hafizur Rahman [MBBS, MPhil]

Professor Dr Mohammad Hafizur Rahman [MBBS, MPhil]

MEMBER

Dr AKM Mostafa Anower (MSc, PhD)

Dr AKM Mostafa Anower (MSc, PhD)

JOINT SECRETARY