Logo of STARRS, the St. Louis Area Regional Response System
Credit (CDC/Dr. Ray Butler)
Tuberculosis bacteria, shown here under a high-powered microscope. One of the most dangerous types of terrorist attack would be a genetically modified form of a disease such as TB that could cause a pandemic.
With the likelihood of a U.S. strike on Syria, some are saying the country may come under a terrorist attack in retaliation. What kind of attack could take place, and how ready is St. Louis to weather it?