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Bioterrorism is a form of terrorism that involves biologic agents such as bacteria, viruses, or toxins. Some examples of illnesses that can be used by bioterrorists include anthrax, the plague, smallpox, SARS, ricin, and more. If a bioterrorism attack occurs, doctors try to determine a disease pattern and symptoms in order to treat the population effectively. Some protective measure such as masks and other protective gear, vaccinations, and medications may be recommended. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how bioterrorism works, how to treat diseases spread through bioterrorism, and much more.

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