Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Biorisk Reduction


Biorisk reduction combines expertise and advice on high-consequence pathogens with guidance and training on safe handling and control of disease agents that pose significant health risks, with potential for adverse economic impact and public concern.

The goal of biorisk reduction is to ensure that current scientific knowledge regarding viral hemorrhagic fevers, epidemic-prone orthopoxviruses, and emerging severe zoonotic diseases affecting humans, is maintained in order to apply the most appropriate guidance for treatment, control, and safety to mitigate the risks regardless of the source of the disease event.

Experience is gained through outbreak response, managing clinical and laboratory environments, networking with subject matter experts and developing partnerships with stakeholders. Events can be of natural, accidental or deliberate origin; therefore provision of specific knowledge and translated practices prepares responsible partners to address the unexpected.


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