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Running head: TYPES OF BIOLOGICAL AGENTS 1 Types of Biological Agents Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation
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TYPES OF BIOLOGICAL AGENTS 2 Types of Biological Agents Introduction Ideally, biological agents refer to the bacterium, protozoan, virus, parasite or even fungus that could be used for biological warfare or still as a weapon meant to cause harm to others. The modern technology has been used to discover the presence of biological hazards in our environments, and they have been seen or rather reported to be possible causes of danger to our health as well as our well-being. Firms and organizations are seen to be hiring specialists to ensure that their workers are safe from the effects or rather the negative implications of these biological hazards. This paper seeks to have a review of some of the types of biological agents that employees may be in contact with and their possible implications to their health as well as ways to evade their effects. Types of Biological Agents A good example of biological agent that is likely to affect the workers in a given environment includes the moulds and bacteria (Carol & Burton, 2004). The two microorganisms mentioned above have been reported to be brought about by the use of organic products both live and dead. However much our contact with these microorganisms may be insignificant, in particular environments such as the workplaces, they may be of significant risks due to the increased population at such places hence making the threat posed by the presence of such organisms more. Notably, airborne microorganisms have been seen to be one safety and health concern whose issue must be addressed by any organization as soon as possible. The moulds and
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  • Summer '16
  • Felix
  • Biological warfare, biological agents, Biological hazard, Biological agent

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