Have any viruses been used in Biological Warfare?

Created by: Jaleah Royster & Robert Helms

Has the idea of Biological Warfare been considered?

  • During the Cold War, Britain was the first to suggest using an enhanced version of smallpox to take down adversaries.

Has Biological Warfare ever been attempted?

  • In 1992, a soviet defector revealed to western intelligence that he head overseen an extensive, illegal program to develop smallpox into a highly effective biological weapon.

Is Biological Warfare still a threat today?

  • There is an increasing amount of concern over the possibility of terrorist using biological weaponry to threaten military's and civilian populations.

Conclusion

  • Yes, viruses are used in warfare today and it is an increasing threat.

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