Biological agents are bacteria, viruses and toxins that can disable or kill people, animals, and crops. Visit these sites to learn what you can do before, during and after a biological threat.
Biological Threats – Learn what biological agents are and how they can be spread. You can also learn what to do to prepare and what to do if you’re exposed. (Ready.gov)
Bioterrorism – Learn what bioterrorism is and the categories of biological agents. You can also learn about specific agents and get fact sheets. There’s also information for healthcare professionals and first responders. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Biodefense and Bioterrorism – Learn about agents like anthrax and smallpox as well as research, treatment, and tests. There’s also an option for you to sign up for email updates. (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
Bioterrorism and Drug Preparedness – Learn about drug therapy and vaccines, and advice on medication for certain biological agents. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
Last Updated: 09/24/2014