Re: Tech injury at the microtome
|From:||Amos Brooks <email@example.com>|
Realistically, what are the chances that routine tissue has CVD? I
real danger here is Hepatitis, HIV, and other more common pathogens.
forget Tetanus too as with any serious cut. Needle stick injury studies
especially concerned with CVD since it is so uncommon, and that is
Just because a tissue has been fixed does not mean it is completely
pathologically inactive. A famous example of this is a researcher who
with FIXED rabies infected sheep brains. The researcher contacted the
(through bad lab practice on his own part) and eventually died from this
with "FIXED" tissue. Rabies would, in this case, be a good thing to
because the lab knew the research was on rabies.
let's not throw caution to the wind,
> What about the possibility of Crezfeld Jacob, slow brain virus. I don't know
> what they could do if the tissue was positive for this virus... but in any
> case I feel it should still be documented in the event that the cut gets
> infected or some other complication occurs.
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