biosecurity


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biosecurity

(bī′ō-sĭ-kyo͝or′ĭ-tē)
n.
The set of measures taken to limit or counter the threat posed by sudden widespread disease or biological contamination, as from biological warfare, acts of bioterrorism, or pandemic outbreaks, including measures for increasing public safety and preparedness as well as procedures aimed at restricting access to biohazardous materials or to information relating to their production.

biosecurity

security from transmission of infectious diseases, parasites and pests.
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Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner said more than 260 people from across Australia would participate from 5 9 March 2018, making it the biggest functional biosecurity exercise undertaken in Australia in the last decade.
Enforcing biosecurity will help prevent the possible transmission of bird flu from poultry to humans, Binay said.
However, in modern times, due to the technological advancement and modern rapid transportation, agro-terrorism has become a global plant biosecurity issue.
This was the crux of the three-day Regional Workshop on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Life Sciences Research hosted by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in collaboration with COMSATS and ISESCO, Islamabad.
A survey of 360 producers last autumn found that almost a third of Welsh farmers did not consider biosecurity to be important.
In 2003, Defra defined biosecurity as the prevention of diseasecausing agents entering or leaving any place where farm animals are present (or have been present recently).
Therefore, good biosecurity should be part of everyday life on farms, helping animals to stay healthy and business profitable.
Growers may have thought they were following biosecurity guidelines fully, but it seems that there were lapses.
He was delivering the keynote speech at the second Biosecurity Conference organised by the Ministry of Environment and Water in Abu Dhabi.
A regional conference on the Future of Biosafety and Biosecurity took place in Bishkek on October 7-8, the press service of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) said.
1 album, has been considered a biological hazard (biohazard) by the biosecurity officers of the Department of Agriculture in Australia.