Biosafety and Biosecurity in Bangladesh
The establishment of the Society was initiated in August 2011 (http://virtualbiosecuritycenter.org/blog/op-ed-enhancing-biosecurity-and-biosafety-in-bangladesh) as a professional society to foster best and sustainable Biosafety and Biosecurity practices in Bangladesh considering the current situation of infectious diseases outbreaks and increasing demands for research and diagnostics of these disease-causing agents. Virtual Biosecurity Center (VBC) and Biosafety Biosecurity International (BBI) supported the initiation of the activity regarding the formation of the Society. icddr,b played the key role organizing and hosting all those activities. Enhancing Biosafety and Biosecurity by inculcating local scientists in the ethical considerations of conducting life-sciences research and the development of codes of conducts for such research; promoting local leadership for a sustained Biosafety Biosecurity presence; and laying the foundation to create a Biosafety and Biosecurity Society, which can promote codes, support local learning initiatives, and as a professional society can play a role in promulgating national Biosafety and Biosecurity legislation is a holistic approach.
We thank Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, USA and Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) of the United States Department of State for substantial support for the development of this website.
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 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 that are available at Bangladesh Biosafety and Biosecurity Society (bdbiosafetysecurity.org).
Laboratory testing for SARS-CoV
The etiologic agent responsible for the cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan has been identified as a novel beta coronavirus, (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.
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