Biosafety Level 3

Is applicable to clinical, diagnostic, teaching, research or production facilities in which work is done with indigenous or exotic agents which may cause serious or potentially lethal disease as a result of exposure by the inhalation route. Laboratory personnel have specific training in handling pathogenic and potentially lethal agents and are supervised by competent scientists who are experienced in working with these agents. All procedures involving the manipulation of infectious materials are conducted within biological safety cabinets or other physical containment device, or by personnel wearing appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment. The laboratory has special engineering and design features. For more detailed information go to http://ww.cdc.gov.

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