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Allegan County Health Dept.
3255 122nd Ave, Ste. 200
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-5411
Fax: (269) 673-4172

HOURS: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday

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BioterrorismWeapons of mass destruction




There are five categories of weapons of mass destruction terrorists use to accomplish these goals:




A microorganism that causes disease in humans, plants, or animals or causes the deterioration of material
The methods, plans, and procedures involved in establishing and executing defensive measures against attacks using biological agents
A treat that consists of biological material planned to be deployed to produce casualties in personnel or animals and damage plants or other materials
The employment of biological agents to produce casualties in personnel or animals or damage plants
The use of biological agents in terrorism. This includes the malevolent use of bacteria, viruses, or toxins against people, animals, or plants.
The use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of criminal laws for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom
Arms control usage, weapons that are capable of high order destruction and/or being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people. It can be nuclear, chemical, biological, radiological, and Electromagnetic Pulse Warfare.




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