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Epidemiology Hot area, hot side A Biosafety Level 4 room or area in which trained personnel work with highly virulent infectious organisms—e.g., Ebola virus
Medspeak A regionally popular term for a place—e.g., the emergency department—where diagnosing, assessing, and treating patients with a particular condition occurs

hot zone

In a hazardous materials incident or biohazard laboratory, the area where the hazardous materials are located. This area cannot be entered without protective equipment, special permission, and specialized training.
See also: zone
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