DLAM Zoonoses and Lab Animal Allergy training. Purpose of Program. This training is intended for research animal handlers and animal caretakers who are consistently in physical contact with the animals in DLAM facilities.
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LABORATORY ANIMAL ALLERGIES
1 = common, 2 = somewhat common, 3 = about 15 – 30%, 4 = rare
1. Risk factors for developing laboratory animal allergies include:
a. Amount of time spent around laboratory animals
b. Family history of allergies
c. Whether or not you have pets
d. All of the above
e. None of the above
2. Laboratory animal allergies can be prevented by using of which of the following?
a. Good hygiene practices
b. Biosafety Cabinets
d. A & C
e. All of the above
Transmission of zoonotic diseases can be prevented by
prompt recognition and isolation of any ill animal
If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant and you work with cats, please contact EHS for a risk assessment.
Spirillum minor, Streptobaccilis moniliformis
Routes of Exposure
Zoonotic diseases are commonly spread percutaneously (bites, scratches, needlesticks):
REPORT ANY INJURIES AND ILLNESSES TO
PI/LAB SUPERVISOR AND IMMEDIATELY
REPORT TO UEOHC (962-9119)
3. Zoonotic agents are infectious agents capable of being transmitted from animals to humans only?
4. A vaccine for _____________ is available for DLAM employees who work with/around research animals.
a. Hepatitis B
b. Hepatitis C
c. Herpes B
d. All of the above
5. Zoonotic diseases cannot be spread by:
a. Needlesticks with contaminated needles
b. Contaminated materials being splashed into the eyes
c. Contaminated materials coming into contact with gloved hands
d. Being bitten by an infected animal