Biowarfare

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Biowarfare

The open use by a nation state of germs and other living beings to kill, injure or incapacitate its enemy. There are numerous examples of biowarfare dating back thousands of years. The Biological Weapons Convention was intended to stop biowarfare, but some analysts believe nation states have further developed their capacity to conduct war in this way. See also: Bioterrorism.
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The Scottish Executive have spent pounds 564,096 on the bio-warfare suits as part of the Department of Health's review on dealing with major emergencies.
And don't get me started on the risks of terrorism, bio-warfare and pesticide poisoning.
They showed him documents from Britain's Ministry of Defence and MI6, as well as identification cards, proving they had been seconded by the British government to Iraq, working at the Salman Pak bio-warfare plant.
A DNA synthesizer with the ability to customize diseases is stolen from Charlie's campus, raising Don's fears that it may have been an inside job and could be used to begin a bio-warfare programme.
A DNA synthesizer with the ability to customise disease is stolen from charlie's campus, raising Don's fears that it may have been an inside job and could be used to begin a bio-warfare programme.
A DNA sythesiser with the ability to customise diseases is stolen form Charlie's campus, raising Don's fears that it may have been an inside job and could be used to begin a bio-warfare programme.
A DNA synthesiser with the ability to customise diseases is stolen from Charlie's campus, raising Don's fears that it may inside job and have been an to begin a bio-warfare programme.
A DNA synthesiser with the ability to customise diseases is stolen from Charlie's campus, raising Don's fears that it may have been an inside job and could be used to begin a bio-warfare programme.
Officials have also said a 100,000-strong anti-terrorism unit will also be deployed, along with fighter jets, naval vessels, nuclear detectors and bio-warfare equipment.
With the introduction of nuclear arms and the potential for bio-warfare, the level of fire-power has taken a qualitative leap, making comparisons with previous wars or military stalemates no longer applicable.
The idea is to continually test the horses and other animals on the property for signs of bio-contamination, train emergency responders and treat infected animals after a bio-warfare attack or biological emergency.
ALERT: Mr Norris's home, Black Lodge' PORTON DOWN: Staff from bio-warfare centre will tackle infection site