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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Threat Wheel Alternative Description

The Threat Wheel organizes 21st century health security threats by the strength of the Medical Countermeasures Portfolios available. The threats and categories are listed below:

  • Very Strong Medical Countermeasures Portfolio
    • Anthrax
    • Smallpox
    • Plague
    • Tularemia

  • Strong Medical Countermeasures Portfolio
    • Botulism
    • Radiological
    • Nuclear
    • Nerve Agents

  • Medical Countermeasures Portfolio Under Development
    • Vesicants
    • Ebola Zaire
    • Glanders
    • Melioidosis

  • No Medical Countermeasures Exist
    • Ebola Sudan
    • Marburg
    • Pharmaceutical Based Agents
    • Chlorine
    • Cyanide
    • MDR Anthrax

  • Unknown Threats

  • This page last reviewed: August 07, 2019