General Overview: Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B, commonly
known as SEB, can begin to product noticeable symptoms in just
three hours, after being exposed to the toxin. The two
main routes of exposure for SEB are ingestion and inhalation.
Attempting to diagnose SEB in its
early stages is often difficult as it will mimic other potential
biological agents, such as anthrax, tularemia and/or "Q fever".
What proceeds to readily distinguish SEB is the rapid
progression of initial symptoms to a stable state.
SEB has a very compelling allure to
potentially being used as an incapacitating bioterrorism agent.
When weaponized, it is highly unlikely to result in mass
casualties. Its terroristic properties come from the
potential to incapacitate people for up to 2 weeks.