Infectious diseases that are studied at the CNPRC are carefully controlled and all personnel are appropriately trained to ensure containment of biohazards.  PPE (personal protective equipment) is worn at all times when around the animals, to ensure protection for the humans and animals. Humans carry infectious viruses and bacteria that can be transmitted to the monkeys, therefore all personnel that work at the CNPRC are screened annually and wear PPE to protect themselves and the monkeys.

The CNPRC does not conduct research on diseases such as the Ebola virus or anthrax related studies.