ID#: 10729
In this 2007 image, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) microbiologist was showering inside a biosafety level-4 (BSL-4) laboratory decontamination booth, prior to exiting the sealed confines of the BSL-4 lab. The process consists of a 4-minute, 5% Microchem wash, which is followed by a 3-minute rinse with water. See PHIL 10722, for another view of this activity. The Special Pathogens Branch works with BSL-4 viruses. These viruses are highly pathogenic and require handling in special laboratory facilities, designed to keep them contained.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Scott Smith
Creation Date: 2007
Photo Credit: James Gathany
CDC Organization
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