T-2 mycotoxin


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T-2 my·co·tox·in

(mī'kō-tok'sin)
A type of trichothecene mycotoxin responsible for alimentary toxic aleukia (ATA) toxicosis and asserted to have been a component of yellow rain.
See also: primary blast injury, secondary blast injury, quaternary blast injury, trichothecene mycotoxin, yellow rain
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Agents of concern include Ricin, which is made from the castor bean, Botulism toxin, Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B, and Fungal T-2 Mycotoxin. This kind of event would appear much like a disease outbreak, but with a shorter onset and with disease activity contained to a defined group or geographic area with little secondary spread.
Other possible bioterrorist agents and diseases covered by the protocol include brucellosis, cholera, glanders, plague, tularemia, Q-fever, smallpox, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, viral encephalitis, viral hemorraghic fever, botulism, ricin, T-2 mycotoxins, and Staphylococcus enterotoxin B.