National Biocontainment Training Center
Technical Report,15 Jul 2011,14 Aug 2016
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston United States
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Scientific investigations, product development, and response to threats of endemic diseases and emerging pathogens are undertaken to reduce the risk of infection and lessen the impact of naturally occurring or man-made pathogens to humankind. If, however, proper precautions are not taken and safe practices are not utilized there is a risk that these interventions could contribute to increase the potential exposure of individual scientists and technical staff, as well as surrounding communities, to dangerous infectious diseases. The threat is perhaps greatest within the international laboratory community where these dangerous pathogens are routinely manipulated and investigated. This award supports critical training and hands-on experience to predominantly international scientists working with especially dangerous pathogens that require special biocontainment facilities for their safe and secure handling.