Occupational HIV infection in a research laboratory with unknown mode of transmission: a case report

Alessandro Soria, Claudia Alteri, Gabriella Scarlatti, Ada Bertoli, Monica Tolazzi, Emanuela Balestra, Maria Concetta Bellocchi, Fabio Continenza, Luca Carioti, Mara Biasin, Daria Trabattoni, Alessandra Bandera, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein, Carlo Federico Perno, Andrea Gori

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Abstract

A lab-worker was infected with HIV-1 in a biosafety level-2 of containment, without any apparent breach. Through full-genome sequencing and phylogenetic analyses, we could identify the source of infection in a replication-competent clone, unknowingly contaminating a safe experiment. Mode of transmission remains unclear. Caution is warranted when handling HIV-derived constructs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Dec 28 2016

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