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Description:In this 2007 image, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) microbiologist, and Special Pathogens Branch staff member, could be seen manipulating a flask of cells, from which he was pipetting a sample, which would be used in experiments with live viruses. This laboratorian was working within the confines of an enclosed flow hood, within which was created a negatively-pressurized environment, thereby, drawing laboratory room air back into the hood, rather than allowing air from within the hood to re-enter the laboratory area. Note that he was wearing an air-tight, self-contained, positively-pressurized suit, which kept him free of possible contamination while he carried out his experiments.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Scott Smith
Creation Date:2007
Photo Credit:James Gathany
Links:CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Special Pathogens Branch
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