Distinguishing Natural Disease vs Bioterrorism
The most likely sentinel events of an intentional Y. pestis
release are considered to be:
- An announced, threat deemed to be credible by law enforcement.
- An observed suspicious or obvious credible threat event.
- Detection of the plague bacterium in the environment.
- Identification of animal cases in an unusual setting or unusual
- Identification of more than one primary pneumonic cases within
a similar area or time.