|Morphology||Gram-negative, rod-shaped, anaerobic, pathogenic bacterium.|
|Growth Conditions||Blood agar|
|Host Range||Humans and Animals.|
|Modes of Transmission||Oral ecology and person-to-person transmission|
|Signs and Symptoms||Implicated in certain forms of periodontal disease, as well as the upper gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, and in the colon. Collagen degradation observed in chronic disease state.|
|Surveillance||Monitor for symptoms.|
|MSU Requirements||Report any exposures.|
|Laboratory Acquired Infections (LAIs)||None reported.|
|BSL2||For all procedures involving known or potentially infected cultures.|
|ABSL2||For all procedures utilizing infected animals.|
|Small||Notify others working in the lab. Remove and don new PPE. Cover area of the spill with absorbent material and add 10 % Bleach. Allow 30 minutes hour of contact time. After 30 minutes and then cleanup and dispose of materials.|
For assistance, contact MSU's Biosafety Officer: Ryan Bartlett, firstname.lastname@example.org, (406) 994-6821
or Safety and Risk Management (406-994- 2711).
Flush eyes, mouth or nose for 5 minutes at eyewash station.
Wash area with soap and water for 5 minutes.
Immediately report incident to supervisor, complete a first report of injury report, and submit to Safety and Risk Management.
During business hours: Bridger Occupational Health 3406 Laramie Drive. Weekdays 8am -6pm. Weekends 9am-5pm
After business hours: Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Emergency Room 915 Highland Blvd Bozeman, MT
|Disinfection||Susceptible to 10 % Bleach, 70 % ethanol.|
|Inactivation||IInactivated by dry heat (1 hour at 160-170° C).|
|Survival Outside Host||Unknown.|
|Minimum PPE Requirements||At minimum, gloves, closed toed shoes, lab coat, and appropriate face and eye protection prior to working with P. gingivalis. Additional PPE may be required depending on lab specific SOPs.|