biological weapons


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biological weapons

Micro-organisms and the means of their deliberate dissemination for the purpose of killing or disabling members of military or civilian populations for warlike purposes. Only a few micro-organisms have suitable properties for storage and dissemination. These include the ANTHRAX bacillus, the paralyzing toxin of Clostridium botulinum , the plague bacillus Yersinia pestis and the deadly EBOLA VIRUS.
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One of the four North Korean soldiers who defected to South Korea this year was found to have antibodies to anthrax, a bacteria that can be used as a biological weapon, according to South Korean television station (https://www.
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