Bioterrorism

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.