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Bioterrorism FAQs

  • Q 1: What is smallpox?

  • Q 2: What about smallpox vaccine?

  • Q 3: What is anthrax?

  • Q 4: What about preventing anthrax?

  • Q 5: Can anthrax be treated?

  • Q 6: What is Plague?

  • Q 7: Why are we concerned about pneumonic plague as a bioweapon?

  • Q 8: Is pneumonic plague different from bubonic plague?

  • Q 9: Can pneumonic plague be treated?

  • Q 10: Is a vaccine available to prevent pneumonic plague?

  • Q 11: What precautions should I take regarding the threat of bioterrorism?

  • Q 12: Are vaccinations recommended to protect against a bioterrorist attack?

  • Q 13: Should I keep a supply of antibiotics at home to prepare for bioterrorism?

  • Q 14: Should I buy a gas mask?

  • Q 15: What is the Strategic National Stockpile?

  • Q 16: What should you know about the medicines in the SNS?

  • Q 17: How will you get your medicine if the SNS is delivered to your area?