Bioterrorism-Related Disease

Bioterrorism is a simple form of terrorism where biological agents (bacteria, viruses, or other germs) are used as bioweapons. This is also known as germ warfare. Many biological agents are found in nature are modified in their genetic level by the terrorist to make them more dangerous. Most of these agents are transmitted from person to person, and the infection rapidly spared in a large population in a small period of time.

  • Nipah virus, Hantavirus, SARS, H1N1 (a strain of influenza), HIV/AIDS
  • Food safety threats, Water supply threats ,Q fever ,Viral encephalitis
  • Anthrax
  • Botulinum toxin
  • Bubonic plague
  • Viral hemorrhagic fevers, Tularemia or "rabbit fever"
  • Smallpox
  • Ebola virus
  • Preparedness

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