Select Agents of Bioterrorism

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The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Preliminary Identification of the Primary Select Agents of Bioterrorism. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

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Select Agents of Bioterrorism

The United States government has determined a list of select agents that include the bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins that have the potential to cause a severe threat to public health and safety if used in a bioterrorist attack.
The current Select Agents and Toxins List1 may be found here:
This course will primarily focus on sentinel laboratory procedures used to rule out several of the bacterial organisms that are included in the Select Agents List, as well as provide information regarding some of the viral and biological toxins.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Select Agents and Toxins List.' Federal Select Agent Program. Nov.17, 2021. Accessed May 19, 2022. https://www.selectagents.gov/sat/list.htm