In focus: Biothreats

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A biothreat is defined as the threat posed by a harmful biological agent – this includes bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens and toxins produced by a variety of organisms. Anthrax dissemination via the US mail in 2001 emphasized the very real danger of biothreats being utilized for bioterrorism or biological warfare.

In this focus we delve deeper into what defines biothreats, bioterrorism and biodefense in addition to taking a look at policy approach in our infographic. Finally, we take a look at past outbreaks, and what we can expect next… You can find more of our content below.

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