Category A Bio Agent Fact Sheets

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The U.S. public health system and primary healthcare providers must be prepared to address various biological agents, including pathogens that are rarely seen in the United States. High-priority agents include organisms that pose a risk to national security because they can be easily disseminated or transmitted from person to person; result in high mortality rates and have the potential for major public health impact; might cause public panic and social disruption; and require special action for public health preparedness. 

The following fact sheets have been created as quick reference documents in preparation for an emergency situation:

 

Anthrax fact sheet

English  | Spanish

 

Botulism fact sheet

English  | Spanish

 

Ebola fact sheet

English  | Spanish

 

Plague fact sheet

English  | Spanish

 

Smallpox fact sheet

English  | Spanish

 

Tularemia fact sheet

English  | Spanish

 

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers fact sheet

English  | Spanish