Biological Threat

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.

Learn about what biological agents are and what may cause them to spread. You can also learn how to prepare in case of an event and what you should do if you’re exposed. (

Learn about the three categories of biological agents and what their priorities mean. You can also get fact sheets about specific agents. You can even find information for professionals. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 

Biodefense and Bioterrorism
Learn about biological agents like anthrax and smallpox as well as research, treatment, and tests. You can also sign up to get 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. (Food and Drug Administration)

Last Updated: 09/21/2020