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Ebola blood samples stolen in Guinea; this is how terrorists can easily acquire the bioweapon

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One of the chief concerns about the Ebola virus is that, someday, it could be turned into a deadly bioweapon and used to kill tens of millions of people around the world.

 

So far — at least publicly — no country has admitted to having successfully “weaponized” the virus, even though bioweapons have been used for centuries and modern governments (and terrorist groups) are still believed to be developing them.

That said, the virus doesn’t have to be “weaponized” per se, in order to be utilized as a true “bioweapon.” What happens if, say, samples of tainted blood were to turn up missing – perhaps through theft — and spread through direct contact to unsuspecting victims?

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