Thursday, 12 April 2007

Could the bubonic plague be a bio-weapon?

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It's amazing to me how we advance science and technology, curing diseases and illnesses left and right, and still somehow some of the oldest ailments on Earth, like the bubonic plague, still come around to haunt us.

This comes up because although the threat of bio-terrorism is nothing new, researchers are now looking into the possibilities of both the bubonic and pneumonic plagues being used as weapons. Because they are so easy to "make" (it's as simple as growing bacteria), distribute widely (aerosol-type weapons), and deadly they just might be the new attack ammunition of choice for terrorists.

So at least we're aware and working on the situation, but in the meantime keep your bio-masks at the ready...jk.

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