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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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We assume that after the implementing our Data Classification Strategy, the node [HSN.sub.j] of source hot zone contained source hot data [HSD.sub.j] and the source seasonal hot data [HSSD.sub.j].
News media utilized the coordinate on the cultural map afforded by Preston's popularity as the author of The Hot Zone (1994), The Cobra Event (1997), and The Demon in the Freezer (2002) not only to situate new fears about bioterrorism within an existing context of public argument, but also ultimately as a basis for Preston's own assumption of expertise.
The hot zones are part of a pilot project to bolster wireless coverage for AT&T customers in busy areas with high levels of 3G traffic, the carrier said in a statement.
The easiest way to assess the pollution risk of an eldercare "hot zone" facility is to explore together, with an informed agent, the different types of incidents that could occur at the facility and would be defined as pollution.
"Small businesses and hot zone operators want multimedia wireless LANs that run themselves.
In fact, assistant city manager Brian Day is working with Aristotle on potential future free wireless hot zones in certain city facilities, the first of which will likely be the Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center at 12th and Pine streets.
Also, unlike any conventional crime scene, a hot zone cannot be entered and exited easily.
The proposals to eradicate deer in a 411-square-mile hot zone and to stop all baiting alienated many hunters.
The city has taken steps to build the largest wireless network in the United States, rivaling only that of Sydney, Australia, the largest wireless "hot zone" in the world.
Even so, it wasn't until June 20 that the government announced that the Fraser Valley would soon no longer be considered a "hot zone," and that farmers would thus be free at last to rebuild their flocks.
Whether the user is operating in a hot zone and is dressed in Level A or MOPP-IV gear, or is performing intermittent air sampling in a mailroom, activating the BioCapture 650 is effortless.
Oregon remains something of a hot zone for influenza, still listed by the Centers for Disease Control among the 38 states where the flu is widespread.