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Bioterrorism Agents


Franklin County Public health is working to ensure that we are prepared and will help to minimize the impact of an attack should it occur.

A biological attack is the deliberate release of germs or other biological substances that can make a person sick.  Many agents must be inhaled or eaten, and others may enter through a cut in the skin.  Some biological agents, such as anthrax, do not cause contagious diseases.  Others, like the smallpox virus, can result in infectious diseases.

This web page gives information on common bioterrorism agents and what you need to know and do should a bioterrorism event occur.


Anthrax is a very serious disease caused by bacteria.


Smallpox used to be a worldwide disease, but a vaccine wiped it out everywhere.




Franklin County Offices  400 E Locust, Union, MO. 63084    hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM