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Description:This 2014 image depicts Centers for Disease Control (CDC) laboratorian Heather O’Connell, as she was demonstrating the standardized environmental sampling protocol. See PHIL 16815, for another view of this procedure.
This sampling process is taking place within the confines of a negatively-pressurized ventilated hood, thereby, preventing any airborne contaminants from entering the laboratory environment. The four glass panes to be sampled are all inside the hooded area reducing any further contamination, and Ms. O’Connell is using blue-colored protective gloves, in order to protect her from the possibility of self-contamination. Here, she is using a standard sponge spatula to pick up microorganisms from these four glass specimen panes.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Melissa Dankel
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:James Gathany
Links:CDC – CDC News Room; Digital Press Kit: i>”Untreatable: Today’s Drug-Resistant Health Threats”
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