6 Deadly Bioweapons the US Has Faced in the Past

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Photo by Nuzhat Gallery from Shutterstock


When 3,000 troops of the US Army come down with a very virulent hemorrhagic fever during the Korean War, officials feared it was a deadly biological weapon. They never found any evidence to sustain that idea, but they did find a family of diseases known as “Bunyaviridae.”

Hantavirus is the colloquial term for Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, a disease with a mortality rate of approximately 50%. Despite the lack of vaccination, USAMRIID’s researchers found an essential receptor that could eventually lead to a treatment.

Hantaviruses’ inherent features pose a real threat that can be utilized by both unconventional and conventional forces.

«1 ... 3 4 5 ... 7»

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Related Topics

More from Health

More from Political

Most Recent


Most Read