The Microbial Risk Analysis Specialty Group (MRASG) focuses on public health risks associated with a variety of biological hazards. 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.
Hazards we study:
- 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
- invasive genetic material
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