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Biological Preparedness

biological elements

Hospital Mass Vaccination Plans
BHPP activities related to hospital planing for mass vaccination of their staff and in-patients.

Public Health Laboratories

Biological Fact Sheets
  • Anthrax: is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Learn more.


  • Botulism: is a severe intoxication or food poisoning resulting from the ingestion of an extremely potent toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Learn more.


  • Dengue Fever: is an acute mosquito-borne febrile disease. Learn more.


  • Food Poisoning: is generally caused by bacteria which grow and produce toxins in unrefrigerated meats, dairy, and bakery products. Learn more.


  • Plague (Bubonic Plague): is a potentially severe disease caused by a bacteria. Learn more.


  • Q Fever: is a disease caused by a bacterium known as Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii). Learn more.


  • Ricin: is a poison that can be made from waste left over from processing castor beans. Learn more.


  • SARS: is a viral disease that causes respiratory (lung) symptoms and is spread by close person-to-person contact. Learn more.


  • Smallpox: is a contagious virus that causes an illness with high fever and a severe rash. Learn more.

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Last Updated: January 16, 2013