Bioterrorism and Your Business

Bioterrorism and Your Business

A bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria or other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in people, animals or plants. Terrorists use biological agents because they can be extremely difficult to detect and do not cause illness for several hours to several days. Biological agents can be dispersed by spraying them into the air, by infecting animals that carry the disease to humans, and by contaminating food and water. Person-to-person spread may also be possible.

Use this checklist to make plans for your business before, during, and after a bioterrorism situation.

Bioterrorism and Your Business [PDF]

Related Websites

CDC's main website overviewing bioterrorism, potential agents, and how to prepare.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Safety And Health Topics: Bioterrorism
Good general overview of bioterrorism from the perspective of those in the workplace.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Preparedness Resources

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