The nurse recognizes which of the following as a Category A biological agent that may be used in terroristic acts?

  • typhoid
  • smallpox
  • malaria
  • Ebola
Number 2 is correct.
Bioterrorism agents classified as Category A include anthrax, botulism toxin, plague, and smallpox. Typhoid, malaria, and Ebola are not Category A bioterrorism agents.