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.