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Bioterrorism Preparedness

three people in orange hazmat suit outside with hands in the air getting washed off with water

A bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. Biological agents can be spread through the air, through water, or in food. Cooperative efforts between the federal, state and local government are in effect to conduct planning, training, and prevention of disease epidemics and other health emergencies caused by a bioterrorism attack in Imperial County.