Pathogen Risk Assessment

From: Public Health Agency of Canada


This Guideline describes how to conduct a pathogen risk assessment to evaluate the risks associated with human or animal pathogens, toxins, or other regulated infectious material. It provides comprehensive guidance on how to conduct a pathogen risk assessment on pathogens that are uncharacterized or that may have been modified, to determine the likelihood and consequences of exposure to the pathogen, or its release.

Who this guide is for

  • Pathogen and Toxin Licence holders
  • Biological Safety Officers
  • Personnel in regulated facilities

In this guide

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Details and history

Published: April 27, 2018

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