Microbial Risk Analysis Specialty Group

The Microbial Risk Analysis (previously known as Biological Stressors) Specialty Group focuses on public health risks associated with a variety of biological hazards including: human pathogens transmitted through routes such as food, water, air, organs (including blood), or body fluids and excretions; zoonotic pathogens; biologically produced disease agents (such as allergens and mycotoxins); plant and animal pathogens; plant and animal pests; invasive species; and invasive genetic material. These hazards generally share many common features, such as the ability to grow, reproduce and die; to disperse both actively and passively; to interact with other biological populations in the ecosystem; and to evolve and adapt.


Amir Mokhtari