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April 9: Expo, open house focuses on public health, safety

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—Concerns about public health and safety associated with research conducted in Frederick's biocontainment laboratories will be the focus of an expo and open house April 30 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. in Coblentz Hall seminar room at Hood College.

Research and safety equipment will be on display, and Fort Detrick laboratory safety experts, public health and emergency preparedness officials will be on hand to discuss safety engineering and procedures, personnel screening and training. The event is an opportunity for the public to engage in conversations with biosafety experts and officials responsible for public health and safety.

Participants include the Frederick County Public Health Department, the Frederick County Department of Emergency Preparedness, city and county first responders and city police, as well as all the National Interagency Biodefense Campus containment laboratories at Fort Detrick.

The event is sponsored by the Containment Laboratory Community Advisory Committee, a joint committee of the City of Frederick and the Frederick County Board of Commissioners, and hosted by the Hood College Department of Biology.

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