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NIAID’s pathogen priority list is periodically reviewed and is subject to revision in conjunction with our federal partners, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which determines threat assessments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is responsible for responding to emerging pathogen threats in the United States.
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Category A Priority Pathogens
Category A pathogens are those organisms/biological agents that pose the highest risk to national security and public health because they
Category B Priority Pathogens
Category B pathogens are the second highest priority organisms/biological agents. They
Category C Priority Pathogens
Category C pathogens are the third highest priority and include emerging pathogens that could be engineered for mass dissemination in the future because of
Bacterial vaginosis, Chlamydia trachomatis, Cytomegalovirus, Granuloma inguinale, Hemophilus ducreyi, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, Herpes Simplex virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Human papillomavirus, Neisseria gonorrhea, Treponema pallidum, Trichomonas vaginalis
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Last Updated May 16, 2013