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In Denmark there has never been an attack or intentional release with biological warfare agents. However, there are regularly alarms where the Police contact CBB in relation to suspicious materials, including materials connected with criminal activities. When such incidents occur, Centre for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness (CBB) carries out a threat analysis and if necessary, deploys a Field Investigation Team to take samples and investigate the situation further.
Most biological warfare agents do not transmit from person to person, and no biological warfare agent is infectious in the incubation period, i.e. before there are disease symptoms. Thus, it is sufficient to take a thorough bath and change clothes before leaving the area where there has been a possible biological incident. The emergency services and health inspectors will provide assistance and guidance.
The Police and health inspectors will provide information necessary.
If you do get symptoms after exposure to suspicious materials, the most likely reason is a simple infectious disease, as for example a cold or a common flu. However to be on the safe side please call the health inspectors.