Bio Protection

Biological Protection

Due to increasing tourism, migration of people for work throughout the world, even to countries with less developed infrastructure and health care where biological protection against highly virulent infections almost does not exist, the danger of infection importation has been increasing even to the countries with a highly developed health care system.

If those developed countries are not suitably prepared to protect their inhabitants, they will be at risk from epidemics or pandemics. Other possible dangerous must be taken into consideration, such as “bio-terrorism“, against which not only defense but also protection are very important thus must not be neglected.

There are also other types of terrorism (classical, chemical, nuclear, etc) in which certain demarcated areas are affected but in the case of infection with biological agents, it is not possible to define and demarcate strictly the area and therefore without a sufficient biological protection there are no borders for microorganisms (for example Antrax).

Biological-safety level:

A specific combination of work practices, safety equipment, and facilities which are designed to minimize the exposure of workers and the environment to infectious agents

(1) Group 1 biological agent means one that is unlikely to cause human disease;

(2) Group 2 biological agent means one that can cause human disease and might be a hazard to workers; it is unlikely to spread to the community; there is usually effective prophylaxis or treatment available;

(3) Group 3 biological agent means one that can cause severe human disease and present a serious hazard to workers; it may present a risk of spreading to the community, but there is usually effective prophylaxis or treatment available;

(4) Group 4 biological agent means one that causes severe human disease and is a serious hazard to workers; it may present a high risk of spreading to the community; there is usually no effective prophylaxis or treatment available.

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