Biological diseases and agents can be used by terrorists when targeting people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined such threats into six categories that are determined by their ease of accessibility and rate of mortality. Many of the biological diseases and agents listed have links to fact sheets that discuss their characteristics.

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Anthrax

Botulism

Plague

Rabies

Smallpox

Tularemia

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

 

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