CDC Emergency Partners - NEW App for Bioterrorism Responders

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January 17, 2018

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New App for Bioterrorism Responders

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When responding to a possible bioterrorism incident, first responders need fast, easy access to information. CDC’s new Field Facts application provides crucial information to use in the first few moments and hours of a response to a potential bioterrorism incident.  Designed for first responders, FBI agents who work with weapons of mass destruction, and any other person who might encounter biological agents, the app describes how to recognize signs and symptoms of disease associated with eight biological agents including:

·         Ricin,

·         Botulism toxin,

·         Bacillus anthracis (anthrax),

·         Yersinia pestis (plague),

·         Francisella tularensis (tularemia, also known as rabbit fever),

·         Brucella (brucellosis),

·         Smallpox virus, and

·         Burkholderia (melioidosis and glanders).


The app, for Apple and Android devices,  also includes descriptions of safety measures and protective clothing to protect individuals from exposure to potential bioterrorism agents.



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