Public Health England – Porton

2. Responsible public or private organization or company
Public Health England, an executive agency of the UK Department of Health & Social Care
3. Location and postal address
Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JG
4. Source(s) of financing of the reported activity, including indication if the activity is wholly or partly financed by the Ministry of Defence

The UK Department of Health funds this activity as part of its finance of Public Health England’s facility at Porton Down.

5. Number of maximum containment units5 within the research centre and/or laboratory, with an indication of their respective size (SqM):
BL 4 , 59.00 SqM
BL 4 , 46.00 SqM
6. Scope and general description of activities, including type(s) of micro-organisms and/or toxins as appropriate

This laboratory is used to provide diagnostic services for Herpes B; diagnosis and research into various containment level 4 viruses including Lassa, Ebola, Marburg and other haemorrhagic fever viruses.

(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.