Bioterrorism Diseases - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Bioterrorism Diseases

Bioterrorism agents can be separated into three categories, depending on how easily they can be spread and the severity of illness or death they cause. Category A agents are considered the highest risk and Category C agents are those that are considered emerging threats for disease.

Category A

These high-priority agents include organisms or toxins that pose the highest risk to the public and national security:

Category B

These agents are the second highest priority:

Category C

These third highest priority agents include emerging pathogens that could be engineered for mass spread in the future:

  • Emerging infectious diseases such as Nipah virus and hantavirus


Updated Wednesday, 06-Feb-2019 11:48:16 CST