Log In
Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Infection risk for bird flu workers

27th April 2009

A BBC Freedom of Information request has shown there were two incidents at a government laboratory where workers could have caught the bird flu virus.

The accidents - reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) - occurred at the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) in Surrey. The VLA's chief executive Peter Boriello said: "A key part of this is working with the HSE to ensure that lessons are learned from RIDDOR reportable incidents."

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Infection risk for bird flu workers
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 11148
Date Added: 27th Apr 2009


BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Vegetables could lower risk of Alzheimer's

Energy drinks ban in the UK


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based applications for healthcare
© Mayden Foundation 2018