Definition of biosecurity
: security from exposure to harmful biological agents; also : measures taken to ensure this security
Recent Examples of biosecurity from the Web
To help offset a 10 percent increase in military spending, much of the government would take serious hits, including agencies tasked with biosecurity.
The contract expires in September, according to the report, which said that Health and Human Services officials are confident the company has a secure biosecurity program.
Fewer than 60 percent of the 850 poultry producers surveyed had biosecurity officers or training in place, the GAO found.
But the flower incident reportedly marks the second time in just a few weeks that a plant species has been destroyed by Australian biosecurity officers.
But the new discovery revives concerns over poultry operations that have working under stricter biosecurity measures due to bird flu incidents in 2015.
In the 1950s, the scientists feared nuclear annihilation, and since then, the board has begun to consider other existential threats, including climate change, compromised biosecurity and artificial intelligence.
Cuticelli pointed out quarantine and biosecurity features and a room with a concrete feeding pool, where U.S.D.A. officials will examine water birds like flamingos.
The 96-page report, written by the DOD inspector general, finds that many DOD labs did not follow existing federal biosecurity regulations.
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Medical Definition of biosecurity
: security from exposure to harmful biological agents (such as pathogenic microorganisms) You would expect the organisation responsible for ensuring biosecurity in labs working with dangerous animal pathogens like foot and mouth disease to know about any accidents that have occurred in those labs.—Linda Geddes, New Scientist, 22 Dec. 2007; also : measures taken to ensure this security In areas where poultry farms are on adjoining or nearby properties or in areas tied together by common waterways, roads, or flyways, the risk of disease spread from one farm to another is greatly increased no matter what type of biosecurity is practiced by individual farms.—Carol J. Cardona, in Avian Influenza, 2008
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