Bioterrorism is the intentional use of micro-organisms to bring about ill effects to humans, livestock, or crops. The use of microorganisms to cause disease is a growing concern for public health officials. In an on-going effort to provide information and educate school districts on the health implications of possible bioterrorism, below are resources for dealing with bioterrorism. For more information, contact your local health department and refer to Safe Schools Planning for information on your local comprehensive school safety plan.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Institute for Biosecurity
Reference material, education and training resources, and news and journal articles.
States Postal Service Mail Security Center
Provides measures to assure the safety of customers and their mail.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Defense
Information on threats to food sources.
U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Safety and health tips to combat bioterrorism.