Special Pathogens Reference Unit
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Special Pathogens Reference UnitA division of the Health Protection Agency (UK) which provides diagnostic services for pathogenic arboviruses, haemorrhagic fever viruses, orthopoxvirus, hantavirus, Nipah and Hendra viruses, and some Hazard Group 3 pathogens—Orientia, Rickettsia spp, Coxiella burnetii, Bacillus anthracis, Francisella tularensis.
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