Updated Animal Bite, Scratch, Splash, and Exposure Guidelines
The OACU updated guidelines contain bite, scratch, splash and other exposure (BSSE) incident response measures and follow up risk assessments required for all research animal bites, scratches, splashes, or other exposure incidents, but primarily address NHP BSSE incidents with a focus on decreasing B virus infections. These guidelines are also meant to supplement NIH Manual Chapter 3044-2: Protection of NIH Personnel Who Work with Nonhuman Primates and DDIR/IO Policy Memo Updates to the Nonhuman Primate Users Safety Program.
Have you ever wondered why the White-Tailed Deer on the NIH Bethesda Campus have ear tags? They are part of a wildlife research study done at the NIH through the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR). This study is designed to provide sterilization surgery to maintain a natural amount of deer to the amount of space on the campus. Dr. Tom Thomas, who oversees the program, said that “this is an alternative to relocating the deer, euthanizing the deer or to providing birth control to the deer, and it is working well to keep our deer population in check.” Read the entire article here.
Policy for Scientific Merit Review for the Use of Nonhuman Primates
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Updates to the NHP Users Safety Program
The NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research released an update to the nonhuman primate users safety program. This policy memorandum updates existing NIH policies and programs addressing the safety of personnel working with nonhuman primates.
This page was last updated on Friday, February 12, 2021
The National Institutes of Health Bethesda campus has the NIH Wildlife Veterinary Volunteers – a group of volunteer veterinary staff that can assist in the event of wildlife emergencies. Injured or distressed wildlife can be reported by calling either 301-496-5685 or 311, and the on-call veterinary staff will be notified.
This page was last updated on Thursday, February 11, 2021