Actualité CLIMAPLUS Les actualités dans le domaine de l'ingenierie du confinement First laboratory P4 in China Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:00:00 +0100 index-IDP-0-actu-2.html The design team was chosen directly by the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences who appreciated the design in the conception of the P4 laboratory in Lyon in France (achieved in 1997, 1998) which was fundamentally different of all the existing P4 laboratories in the world at that time. Class 4 gathers micro-organisms responsible for malignant infections for man and representing an important threat for the health of the laboratory staff and for the population. There are no existing efficient prophylaxis means or treatment at this date. This class only indexes certain viruses exceptionally handled in the laboratory : Lassa, Ebola, Marburg nephrosonephritis, viruses, but also the smallpox virus