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Containment of Biohazards

"Containment of Biohazards" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Provision of physical and biological barriers to the dissemination of potentially hazardous biologically active agents (bacteria, viruses, recombinant DNA, etc.). Physical containment involves the use of special equipment, facilities, and procedures to prevent the escape of the agent. Biological containment includes use of immune personnel and the selection of agents and hosts that will minimize the risk should the agent escape the containment facility.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Containment of Biohazards" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Containment of Biohazards" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 17 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2015
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