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Posted on 12/26/2017 10:44:28 AM PST by C19fan
A North Korean soldier who defected to the South has been found to have anthrax antibodies in his bloodstream, local news reports. The unidentified soldier, believed to be the man who defected in November this year, would have been either exposed to or vaccinated against anthrax before he defected to South Korea. This comes after a report that North Korea is conducting biological weapons experiments to test the possibility of loading anthrax-laden warheads on its intercontinental ballistic missiles.
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If it was determined that he was sent by the NorK’s, then that would be an act of biological warfare.
Anthrax doesn’t work that way.
It can if the host dies due to the disease.
Anybody who’s been vaccinated by the military since 1990 does.
Maybe his girlfriend is Daisy the Sheep
NK wouldn't need missiles to deliver Anthrax.
Typical Military Industrial cow-bell clanging from the UK Mail and their pedophile associates.
"The group can trace its origins back to launch of the mid market national newspaper the Daily Mail by Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, and his elder brother, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, in 1896. It was incorporated in 1922 and its shares were first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1932. Harmsworth, who had been elevated to the peerage as Lord Rothermere, was editorially sympathetic to Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists and he wrote an article, "Hurrah for the Blackshirts", in January 1934. Referring to Adolf Hitler's proposed invasion of Czechoslovakia, Rothermere, again writing in the Daily Mail, said in 1938 that "Czechs were of no concern to Englishmen"."
That UK Mail?
As well they should.
There were burn sites for anthrax outbreaks in sheep all across Saudi Arabia when I was there.
>>As well they should.
Yep. Matsumoto starts his book off by giving an account of an Anthrax umm, event, in a lab in the USSR.
Vaccinating us was understandable.
Not taking responsibility for the side effects, also covered by Matsumoto, OTOH, not-so-much.
Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It can occur in four forms: skin, lungs, intestinal, and injection. Symptoms begin between one day and two months after the infection is contracted.
The skin form presents with a small blister with surrounding swelling that often turns into a painless ulcer with a black center. The inhalation form presents with fever, chest pain, and shortness of breath.
The intestinal form presents with diarrhea which may contain blood, abdominal pains, and nausea and vomiting. The injection form presents with fever and an abscess at the site of drug injection.
Anthrax is spread by contact with the spores of the bacteria, which are often from infectious animal products. Contact is by breathing, eating, or through an area of broken skin. It does not typically spread directly between people.
Risk factors include people who work with animals or animal products, travelers, postal workers, and military personnel. Diagnosis can be confirmed based on finding antibodies or the toxin in the blood or by culture of a sample from the infected site.
Anthrax vaccination is recommended for people who are at high risk. Immunizing animals against anthrax is recommended in areas where previous infections have occurred. Two months of antibiotics, such as doxycycline or ciprofloxacin, after exposure can also prevent infection.
If infection occurs treatment is with antibiotics and possibly antitoxin. The type and number of antibiotics used depends on the type of infection. Antitoxin is recommended for those with widespread infection.
Anthrax among humans is most common in Africa and central and southern Asia. It also occurs fairly regularly in Southern Europe, but is uncommon in Northern Europe and North America. Globally, at least 2,000 cases occur a year with about two cases a year in the United States.
Skin infections represent more than 95% of cases. Without treatment, the risk of death from skin anthrax is 24%. For intestinal infection, the risk of death is 25 to 75%, while respiratory anthrax has a mortality of 50 to 80%, even with treatment. Until the 20th century, anthrax infections killed hundreds of thousands of people and animals each year. Anthrax has been developed as a weapon by a number of countries.
In plant-eating animals, infection occurs when they eat or breathe in the spores while grazing. Carnivores may become infected by eating infected animals.
Wow, that book looks like it is heavy on the sensationalism, not so heavy on facts.
According to the description of that book, I now have Gulf War Syndrome and I’m about to die. All because I was vaccinated against anthrax.
I feel fine, though...
Quite a few years ago I was making latex glove molds to replicate some large sculptures I owned. In order to do this you first coat the original sculpture in silicone and then paint it with about twenty coats of latex.
In order to make the latex thicker you add fumed silica to the latex, thus requiring fewer coats. I ordered ten pound bag of it and it came by UPS, about the size of a hay bale. The instructions were to always wear a mask, even when just opening the bag. Never open the bag in moving air.
It was much later that I did a Google search on fumed silica and found that it is the ingredient that is mixed with anthrax to make it airborne!!
Anthrax by itself is very difficult to spread. Thank God!!!
I have antrax antibodies. What’s the point of this?
The point is that a country as poor as NK would have no reason to vaccinate their soldiers for Anthrax unless they were themselves developing it as a biological weapon. We do it because we expect it to be used on us at some point mainly by countries like NK. The only reason NK would have someone vaccinated for it is because they expect to be fighting on a battlefield where it has been used, ie. they have plans to use it.
This is just an indicator that they have been messing around with it, either accidentally exposing this soldier to it or planning to use it in the future.
“I feel fine, though....”
Uh huh. That’s one of the first symptoms. :-)
Eh...I mean maybe. Probably...they killed what’s his face with a nerve agent.
My best guess (FWIW) ...some sort of farm exposure
Well, would not the 3+ million GIs like myself who had the full compliment to Anthrax vaccinations also have antibodies? Meat production workers too? Is this a big deal?
Yep. Ive had my series of three anthrax vaccinations.
There is all the difference in the world between ordinary anthrax and military grade anthrax. Soil in middle America is permeated with ordinary anthrax from Texas all the way to Canada.
In its spore form, it is incredibly durable, and in the right conditions may last from 500-1000 years.
But even military grade anthrax has a major weakness. It is very difficult to deliver to potential victims. Especially military personnel with even minimal preparedness.
The worst modern military anthrax disaster happened in the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk, in 1979.
Some pictures that leaked from the city showed large vehicles spraying copious amounts of decontamination foam around the streets, on buildings and trees.
In any event, in this case large amounts of military grade spores were dispersed in perhaps the optimal way, and it still did not produce more than perhaps 100 human casualties in a city of over one million.
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