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Friday, November 30, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Thomas Licker
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Ebola Returns and the American Bio Recovery Association is ready to assist. 

In 2014, the world was tuned upside down with the threat of one of the most deadly and virulent viruses the world has even known.  It takes one viral particle to cause an active infection.  Carried by fruit bats in Africa, it started to spread rapidly and killed over 11,000 people.   

The current 2018 outbreak, said to be the worst since, is centered in the Democratic Republic of Congo of central Africa.  WHO reports over 400 people have been infected and they do not see an end to the spread of the virus anytime soon.   

During the 2014-2016 outbreak Several ABRA members were at the front lines of the North American Response.  Many State and Federal officials recognize the training and expertise within the organization.  ABRA members were on hand to decontaminate and handle Infectious waste from several locations throughout the United States including Akron OH and the NY/NJ metropolitan area.  With insight with healthcare, state and federal health officials, ABRA members were put through special training drills to be able to handle a category 4 pathogen.  Others were trained through high-hazard workshops at the Annual Conference.    

At the conclusion of that that threat, the Association Member Company contractors learned more about the cleanup and handling of highly Infectious Waste then at any other time during the groups 22 year history.   

During the 9/11 another high hazard biological event occurred.  The Anthrax Attacks saw several ABRA member companies respond to the call to handle the clean up and mitigation of this bio-terrorism event. 

The American Bio Recovery Association is the only third party non-profit organization dedicated to the education and certification of technicians and companies in the Bio Recovery Industry. Within this site you will find information on who ABRA is, why we exist, and important information on how to reach an expert or become an expert yourself. 

What is Bio Recovery?

Bio Recovery is the act of mitigating and remediating conditions resulting from the release of biological hazards. This may include crime and trauma mitigation (bloodborne and body fluids)outbreak responsezoonotic diseasesfoodborne diseases, public health threats and clandestine drug labs. 

Contact Us

American Bio Recovery Association
300 New Jersey Avenue NW Suite 900 PMB #9031
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 888-979-2272

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Our mission

ABRA’s objective is “to achieve and maintain the highest levels of competence among members in the performance of their profession. To teach, instill and require the highest technical, ethical and educational standards.” ABRA certified firms are required to maintain proper insurance, OSHA compliance, Bloodborne Pathogen training records, respirator fit testing, proper handling of biohazardous waste and other laws or requirements in order to maintain good standing with the American Bio-Recovery Association aka ABRA.