Response to the challenges posed by the highly pathogenic microorganism in Hungary
The National Biosafety Laboratory is the only functioning high containment public health biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratory working with risk group 3/4 (RG3/4) pathogens of public health importance and bioterrorism in Central Europe. The National Biosafety Laboratory consists of two independently operating parts: the BSL-3+ laboratory for the RG-3 pathogens with a two-person glove-box and the BSL-4 suit-based laboratory for the RG4 agents. Broad spectra of methods are established and used in the National Biosafety Laboratory from the molecular techniques, through versatile classical methods (e.g. in-vitro and in-vivo isolation, neutralization tests, serological tests, antibiotic susceptibility test) to new cutting-edge techniques (MALDI-TOF, whole genome sequencing with bioinformatic analysis).
National Biosafety Laboratory is assigned to represent Hungary serving as a national node in the ERINHA by the Governmental Decree 1543/2017 (VII.18).
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