COMMENT ABOUT HANDLING SAMPLES:
Samra:I agree. This Website is a positive development..Sorry for delay. Still setting up. HERE IS WHAT WE ARE DOING...We have converted an unused negative pressure suite containing 100% externally vented BSC cabinets to handle research samples for limited number of studies. We are using protective gowning, double gloves, face shields and facemarks. Samples are being handled by a trained virologist or myself. These are focussed on determining optimal method to decontaminate PPE that are "contaminated" with a specific dose of virus. Our plan is to inoculate Vero cells with samples from the contaminated masks subjected to VHP, UV, ethanol, drying, etc. We will then watch for CPE. We then plan to send some of the "positive" samples to a BSL3 lab to process. I believe that this follows the..
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