Category B Agents

Category B Agents have the following characteristics: 

  • Moderately easy to disseminate
  • Result in moderate morbidity rates and low mortality rates 
  • Require enhanced disease surveillance activity, efforts, and equipment 

A list of Category B Agents can be found below; click on the link for more information about the agent

Brucellosis Fact Sheet (pdf)

Epsilon toxin of Clostridium perfringens Fact Sheet (pdf)

Glanders Fact Sheet (pdf)

Meliodosis Fact Sheet (pdf)

Psittacosis Fact Sheet (pdf) 

Q Fever Fact Sheet (pdf)

Ricin toxin Fact Sheet (pdf)

Typhus Fever Fact Sheet (pdf)