Video: "The History of Bioterrorism"
This video describes the Category A diseases: smallpox, anthrax, botulism, plague, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers. If these germs were used to intentionally infect people, they would cause the most illness and death. Watch this video to learn how some of these agents have been or can be used as bioterrorist weapons.
Watch the Complete Program
"The History of Bioterroism" (26 min 38 sec)
Watch Specific Segments of the Program
- Overview (2 min 12 sec)
- Anthrax (6 min 52 sec)
- Plague (4 min 3 sec)
- Smallpox (2 min 27 sec)
- Botulism (3 min 20 sec)
- Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (3 min 23 sec)
- Tularemia (4 min 30 sec)
Note: Parts of this video were adapted from "Biological Warfare and Terrorism: The Military and Public Health Response," co-produced by the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1999.
- Page last updated June 6, 2007
- Content source: CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)