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Issues pertaining to biological devices and weapons used in a terrorist setting
 
 
[[Image:Bioterrorism Anthrax Scare.jpg|thumb|right|A 2001 photo of a member of the hazardous materials division looking for anthrax residue]]
 
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Issues pertaining to biological devices and weapons used in a terrorist setting
  
 
== Subcategories ==
 
== Subcategories ==

Revision as of 19:17, 10 January 2013

A 2001 photo of a member of the hazardous materials division looking for anthrax residue
A 2001 photo of a member of the hazardous materials division looking for anthrax residue

Issues pertaining to biological devices and weapons used in a terrorist setting

Subcategories

  • Category A agents - biological agents identified as the highest potential threat to national security, due to high transmission and mortality rates. Agents include anthrax, botulism, plague, and smallpox
  • Category B agents - biological agents identified as the second highest potential threat to national security, due to moderate transmission and morbidity rates and low mortality rates. Agents include Ricin toxin, Brucellosis
  • Category C agents - biological agents identified as the third highest potential threat to national security, which mainly constitute emerging pathogens that could be engineered for mass dissemination in the future. Agents include hantavirus and Nipah virus

Media in category "Bioterrorism"

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