Category B Biological Agent

A pathogen with a secondary level of surveillance interest as a biological weapon. Category B agents are moderately easy to disseminate; result in moderate morbidity rates and low mortality rates; and require specific enhancements of CDC's diagnostic capacity and enhanced disease surveillance
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The botulinum toxin test is one of several IGEN biological-agent detection tests based on the proprietary ORIGEN[R] technology, designed for the detection of Category A and Category B biological agents, including agents such as anthrax and Staphylococcus enterotoxin B, among others.