Bioterrorism is defined as the terrorism which involves the intentional release or dissemination of biological agents such as viruses, bacteria, toxins etc may be in a naturally occurring form. Usage of this will lead to illness or death in people, animals and plants. Biological agents can be spread through the air, water, or in food. Terrorists generally use biological agents because they are difficult to trace and will not cause illness for several hours/days. Biological agents are relatively easy to obtain by terrorists and are becoming more threatening in many countries.
Last date updated on July, 2014