High-Containment Labs (podcast)

Posted on April 25, 2016

To protect the public’s health, scientists working on things like anthrax and bird flu keep those diseases in “high-containment labs.” Yet, government agencies have mistakenly shipped live samples of anthrax from such labs, raising some serious management questions.

A team led by John Neumann and Marcia Crosse, directors in our Natural Resources and Environment and Health Care teams, recently looked into what the government is doing to prevent similar lapses in the future. Listen to John explain what they found.

Safety of High Containment Laboratories
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