Written by Gearhart and Associates, LLC. for STARC Systems, Inc. Gearhart and Associates are industry experts in Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) training, Infection Control and Prevention Strategies, and Facilities Risk Management.
Bioterrorism, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the intentional release of viruses, bacteria, and/or other germs that can sicken or kill people, livestock, or crops. The agents most likely to be used in a bioterrorist attack are anthrax, plague, botulism, and smallpox which can be spread via contaminated food, water, aerosols, or entry through the skin (NCBI). Continue Reading