Category A Agents

Category A Agents have the following characteristics: 

  • Can be easily disseminated or transmitted person-to-person 
  • Result in high mortality rates and have the potential for major public health impacts 
  • Cause panic and social disruption 
  • Require special attention for public health preparedness.

A list of Category A Agents is below; click on the link to see more information about each agent. 

Anthrax Fact Sheet (pdf)

Botulism Fact Sheet (pdf)

Plague Fact Sheet (pdf)

Smallpox Fact Sheet (pdf)

Tularemia Fact Sheet (pdf)

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Fact Sheet (pdf)