Most likely means of dissemination: Solid or aerosol
Primary route of entry: Inhalation, absorption, or ingestion
General signs and symptoms: Sudden fever, chills, headaches, muscle aches, joint pain, dry cough, progressive weakness, and pneumonia.
The disease is not transmissible through human contact. When used as a WMD, infection would be acquired by handling infected material, eating or drinking contaminated food or water or by breathing in the bacterium.