Methodology of the biological risk classification of animal pathogens in Belgium

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Pathogenic micro-organisms receive muchattention due to their potentially harmfuleffects on human, animal or plant health.Over the past few decades, this attentionhas grown due to the emergence of new(and known) infectious diseases inducinglocal epidemics as well as worldwide pandemics.Along with the research and diagnosisof those etiological agents, (bio)safetyconcerns have highlighted the biologicalrisks associated with their deliberate usein laboratories, animal facilities and productionplants, and their transboundarymovements (import and export). This hasled to their categorisation into…

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