Bioterrorism and Bioweapons

September 26, 2001


Following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, many experts have become more concerned that terrorists may maliciously spread biological agents such as anthrax or smallpox.

  • NEWSDATE: On Oct. 3, 2001, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-IA, is sponsoring a hearing on bioterrorism before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee. Sen. Harkin's officeTricia Enright, 202-224-3254.

Media outlets are running lengthy articles on bioterrorism. Rick Weiss at the Washington Post had an article on Sept. 17, 2001. Johns Hopkins University featured an Associated Press bioterrorism article Sept. 17, 2001, on one of its Web sites.