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The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) announced recently that construction on the $1.25-billion federal lab has officially ended.

The Biosafety Level 4 facility in Manhattan, Kansas is expected to be up and running next year. They will be working with some of the most dangerous and exotic microbes–animal and zoonotic diseases like foot and mouth disease, classical swine fever, Nipah virus, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and African swine fever.

Safety protocols are discussed in some detail in a recent article in The Mercury, a local news source in Manhattan.


African swine fever: KSU researchers focused on stopping the spread and preventing it from reaching the U.S.

Plum Island’s move to Kansas: ‘This research facility is an accident waiting to happen’