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germ warfare

n.
The use of injurious microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses, as weapons in warfare.
A hypothetical military technique that could be used by either nations or non-governmental bodies—e.g., the use of pathogens—viruses, bacteria, other disease-causing biological agents, or the toxins produced by them as biological weapons
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Ken Alibek, a former Soviet expert on germ warfare, told surprised US Senators that heat and moisture would kill spores.
Koken Tsuchiya, head of the group of lawyers for the plaintiffs, told a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan in Tokyo, ''Japan should formally admit the facts about the germ warfare, apologize and pay compensation as a token for its apology, and that will help Japan regain the confidence of Asian nations and start real friendship with them.
They also said they interviewed North Korean victims of the germ warfare and leaders of the epidemic prevention activities.
But SNP chief executive Michael Russell, dismissing the germ warfare plan as "a daft idea" opposed to party policy, said: "I only have the Sunday Mail's word for it that Jack Hawthorn is Stuart Crawford.
North Korea ratified the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention, but it has a germ warfare program, like Iraq, in violation of the international treaty.
America is likely to effectively veto a British-backed agreement which would give teeth to a ban on so-called germ warfare.
BRITAIN has built up stocks of smallpox vaccine after fears that many people would be left vulnerable to germ warfare.
GEORGE W BUSH yesterday thumbed his nose at the world for the second time in three days by refusing to ban germ warfare.
Police investigating the deaths of servicemen who took part in volunteer "guinea pig" tests at the Porton Down germ warfare base have been given a Government grant to aid their work.
Fifty Chinese suing the Japanese government for damage caused by Tokyo's 1932-1945 germ warfare campaign gathered in Shanghai for a three-day conference that ended Tuesday.