The National Microbiology Laboratory
(NML) is located in the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health
. This modern state-of-the-art facility houses the NML's Biological Safety Level 4
(BSL-4) containment laboratory, currently Canada's only BSL-4 laboratory. As a maximum containment facility, the NML deals with the most serious human and animal pathogens and diseases, such as SARS
and Lassa fever
The research centre is a member of the US Bioterrorism Response Network.