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Microbial Risk Analysis

The Microbial Risk Analysis Specialty Group (MRASG) focuses on public health risks associated with a variety of biological hazards. These hazards generally share many common features, such as the ability to grow, reproduce and die; to disperse both actively and passively; to interact with other biological populations in the ecosystem; and to evolve and adapt.

Mra Graphic

Hazards we study:

  • Human pathogens transmitted through routes such as food, water, air, organs (including blood), or body fluids and excretions
  • Zoonotic pathogens
  • Biologically produced disease agents (such as allergens and mycotoxins)
  • Plant and animal pathogens
  • Plant and animal pests
  • Invasive species
  • Invasive genetic material