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Precautions against biological hazards.

Imperial College of Science and Technology

Precautions against biological hazards.

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Published by Imperial College of Science and Technology in London .
Written in English


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Some agents, particularly viruses that induce a latent-phase or long-term. c) extreme precautions are taken with contaminated sharp items; and d) certain procedures in which infectious aerosols or splashes may be created are conducted in biological safety cabinets or other physical containment equipment.

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It can also include substances harmful to animals. The term and its associated symbol is generally used .