Material Safety Data Sheet for Necator americanus

If infective larvae (iL3) of the hookworm N. americanus are cultured in the laboratory, a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a requirement under Workplace Health and Safety. It must be available in the laboratory and easily accessible to users. The MSDS focuses on the iL3, gives techniques for working safely with them and actions to take if contamination does occur.

This MSDS was based on evidence published in 2008: Speare R, Melrose W, Cooke S, Croese J. Techniques to kill infective larvae of human hookworm, Necator americanus, in the laboratory and a new Material Safety Data Sheet. Australian Journal of Medical Science 2008;29:91-96.

We assume that the techniques described also apply to iL3 of other hookworms and Strongyloides. However, there is no direct evidence to support this assumption.

Open MSDS for Necator americanus.

Page by Rick Speare 1 August 2012