The High-security Laboratories for Infectious Diseases

Shield against Exotic Animal Infections

Atanas Arnaudov

Abstract

 

The high-security laboratories for infectious animal diseases (HS-laboratories) were founded in various countries in the world. Their main aim is a quick and precise diagnostics of various exotic diseases that cause disastrous economic loses. Furthermore, in these laboratories fundamental virusological investigation is performed, аs well as the preparation for immunoprophylaxis and diagnostics against these diseases is set up. The high level of the security of the laboratories is guaranteed by the system “Biosafety”, introduced in them. The role of the HS-laboratories for prevention of infectious animal diseases in aspect of actual epidemic situation in Europe is being discussed.