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The Nosoi commute : a spatial perspective on the rise of BSL-4 laboratories in cities

  title={The Nosoi commute : a spatial perspective on the rise of BSL-4 laboratories in cities},
  author={Thomas P. Van Boeckel and Michael J. Tildesley and Catherine Linard and Jos{\'e} Halloy and Matt. J. Keeling and Marius Gilbert},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
Recent H5N1 influenza research has revived the debate on the storage and manipulation of potentially harmful pathogens. In the last two decades, new high biosafety (BSL-4) laboratories entered into operation, raising strong concerns from the public. The probability of an accidental release of a pathogen from a BSL-4 laboratory is extremely low, but the corresponding risk -- defined as the probability of occurrence multiplied by its impact -- could be significant depending on the pathogen… 

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