National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health

[Declared in accordance with Form A Part 2(iii)]

2. Responsible public or private organization or company
Public Health Agency of Canada
3. Location and postal address
Public Health Agency of Canada 1015 Arlington Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3R2
4. Source(s) of financing of the reported activity, including indication if the activity is wholly or partly financed by the Ministry of Defence

Canadian Government - Public Health Agency of Canada

5. Number of maximum containment units5 within the research centre and/or laboratory, with an indication of their respective size (SqM):
BL 4 , 185.00 SqM
6. Scope and general description of activities, including type(s) of micro-organisms and/or toxins as appropriate

This laboratory is a national centre of expertise that provides diagnostic, reference and research services on human diseases derived from biosafety level 2, 3 and 4 micro-organisms.

Micro-organisms used and/or stored in this facility:  


1)        Filoviridae

2)        Bunyaviridae

3)        Flaviviridae

4)        Arenaviridae

5)        Paramyxoviridae

6)        Orthomyxoviridae

7)        Coronaviridae

8)        Bacillus anthracis

9)        Yersinia pestis

10)     Francisella tularensis

11)    Burkholderia Pseudomallei

12)    Burkholderia Mallei




(4) For facilities with maximum containment units participating in the national biological defence research and development programme, please fill in name of facility and mark "Declared in accordance with Form A, part 2 (iii)".

(5) In accordance with the latest edition of the WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual, or equivalent.