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CDC: Bioterrorism Agents/Diseases   [open html - 42KB]

This webpage provides an A-Z list of Specific Bioterrorism Agents. These include: Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis); Botulism (Clostridium botulinum toxin); Plague (Yersinia pestis); Smallpox (variola major); Tularemia (Francisella tularensis); Viral hemorrhagic fevers (filoviruses [e.g., Ebola, Marburg] and arenaviruses [e.g., Lassa, Machupo]); Brucellosis (Brucella species); Epsilon toxin of Clostridium perfringens; Food safety threats (e.g., Salmonella species, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Shigella); Glanders (Burkholderia mallei); Melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei); Psittacosis (Chlamydia psittaci); Q fever (Coxiella burnetii); Ricin toxin from Ricinus communis (castor beans); and Staphylococcal enterotoxin B.; Typhus fever (Rickettsia prowazekii); Viral encephalitis (alphaviruses [e.g., Venezuelan equine encephalitis, eastern equine encephalitis, western equine encephalitis]); and Water safety threats (e.g., Vibrio cholerae, Cryptosporidium parvum).

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