Assessment of the biorisk status of veterinary laboratories in Southwest Nigeria : application of the food and agriculture organization laboratory mapping tool-safety module

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dc.contributor.author Adebowale, Oluwawemimo
dc.contributor.author Oduguwa, Adebankemo
dc.contributor.author Dipeolu, Saheed
dc.contributor.author Agbaje, Michael
dc.contributor.author Fasanmi, Olubunmi Gabriel
dc.contributor.author Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-30T05:52:44Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION : Because of the nature of work conducted in veterinary laboratories and potential exposures to pathogenic microorganisms, good laboratory practices, risk assessments, biosafety, and biosecurity capacity is becoming vital. In this study, the Food and Agriculture Organization Laboratory Mapping Tool-Safety Module was applied to demonstrate its practical implementation in the assessment of biosafety and biosecurity statuses of veterinary laboratories in Nigeria. METHODS : The Laboratory Mapping Tool-Safety Module, a standardized questionnaire, systematically and semiquantitatively gathered data on 98 subcategories covering 4 areas of biosafety and biosecurity capabilities: administrative, operational, engineering, and personal protective equipment. RESULTS : Overall, the various areas and categories covered by the Laboratory Mapping Tool-Safety Module were weak across the board, with a mean performance of 19.5% (95% confidence interval, 14.0%-25.1%; range, 0.8%-29.6%). The weakest functionality was in emergency preparedness (0.8%; ie, emergency responses and exercises such as fire drills, spill cleanup, and biological spill kit availability). Also, many laboratories were deficient in metrology procedures, biosafety cabinets, chemical hazard containment, regular maintenance and external calibration procedures for laboratory equipment, and personnel health and safety. However, a few functionalities within individual laboratories scored above average (50%), for example, a university microbiology laboratory animal facility (100%). Interlaboratory comparison indicated that biosafety and biosecurity performance was similar across laboratories (P = .07) and did not vary by location (P = .37). CONCLUSIONS : Significant biosafety and biosecurity improvements are needed to guarantee the health and safety of workers and the global community, efficient responses to infectious disease containment, and compliance with the Global Health Security Agenda. en_ZA
dc.description.department Veterinary Tropical Diseases en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2021-12-01
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.liebertpub.com/APB en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Oluwawemimo Adebowale, Adebankemo Oduguwa, Saheed Dipeolu, Michael Agbaje, Olubumni Fasanmi, and Folorunso Oludayo Fasina. Assessment of the biorisk status of veterinary laboratories in Southwest Nigeria : application of the food and agriculture organization laboratory mapping tool-safety module. Applied Biosafety. Dec 2020. 232-39. http://doi.org.uplib.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/1535676020930130. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1535-6760 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2470-1246 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/1535676020930130
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/82002
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Mary Ann Liebert en_ZA
dc.rights © ABSA International 2020 en_ZA
dc.subject Veterinary laboratory en_ZA
dc.subject Biosafety en_ZA
dc.subject Biosecurity en_ZA
dc.subject Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) en_ZA
dc.subject FAO LMT-S en_ZA
dc.subject Global health en_ZA
dc.subject Nigeria en_ZA
dc.subject Laboratory mapping tool-safety (LMT-S) en_ZA
dc.title Assessment of the biorisk status of veterinary laboratories in Southwest Nigeria : application of the food and agriculture organization laboratory mapping tool-safety module en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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