Can plague be a biological weapon?
Over the history of warfare, the plague is probably the most commonly used form of biological warfare. There are two reasons most people wouldn't use it now - it's easy to treat with antibiotics, and every army vaccinates its soldiers against it.
A biological weapon is a biological pathogen or toxin designed for or used in warfare.
The most common method was with artillery. It is NOT a biological weapon, it is a chemical weapon.
The Black Death that swept 14th century Europe is generally believed to be the bubonic plague. Many wild creatures carry the bubonic plague. The bubonic plague has been used for biological warfare.
Active material as well as the entire design.
Anthrax can be used as a biological weapon as only 100gms. of Anthrax released over a major city may cause up to 3 million casualties.
nature did. the cavemen used sticks (biological weapon) to attack other cavemen
it mutates cells
Yersina Pestis is readily cured with antibiotics.
A biological weapon is a tool that deploys germs or bacteria to harm, such as a virus in a warhead, or an old cow carcass thrown over a castle wall. Or a dead possum through your neighbors window
A bioweapon is a weapon designed to be used in biological warfare.
Biological weapons involve living things, such as germs. Mercury is a chemical, not a biological. Bio weapons might include the diseases of anthrax, plague, typhus, Ebola, etc.
Combine the "spore" and "missile"
Anthrax is bacteria that can have lethal effects if exposed to it. Therefore this fits under Biological and can be classed as a Bio-weapon as opposed to a Nuclear/Radiological/Chemical Weapon
No country uses biological weapons of any type at this time.
not officially, but probably yes.
There is no "weapon" against the plague, and the simplest way to stay away from it is to board yourself up away from sickly neighbors, children and even clothes and animals.
It is a bacteria, used as a biological weapon. It is not an element, compound, or mixture.
Three biological warfare agents that are bacteria are: Anthrax Plague Tularemia
Tony was almost killed by bubonic plague from a biological attack on NCIS.
Difficult to say. It would have to be one of the NBC weapons of mass destruction (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical). Just my personal opinion, I would have to say a Biological weapon. Both Nuclear and Chemical weapons are inherently self limiting, their damage is massive but there is an end to it. Biological weapons can grow and reproduce and spread, eventually killing both original opponents and all noncombatants and neutrals.
The influenza (spanish flu) virus killed a simliar amount of people after World War I, but far fewer as a proportion of the population. The Black Death was the worst biological plague in the history of mankind.
The guillotine, crossbow, sharp blade of any form- catapult of bodies infected with the black plague.
There are so many different diseases that could be selected to make a weapon.
Cleanliness. They weren't called the dark ages for nothing, at that time, in Europe, bathing was considered sinful.
While no biological weapons were used in Europe during World War II, they were used in Asia, especially by the Japanese. They used cholera, anthrax, typhoid, plague, and dysentery against the Chinese.
Yes, Japan did use a form of biological warfare on China during World War Two. Japan bombed China with fleas that were deliberately infected with the bubonic plague.
yes it is Yes, when used as a threat to infect humans it is considered armed and dangerous with a biological weapon.
Gas can be deadly because of the toxic chemicals in it, which is a enough to kill someone.
They make people sick. Exact effect would depend on disease organism used in weapon. The Soviets once designed, built, and tested a biological weapon that only caused a mild flu like disease, but once you got over that it immunized you against yourself and your own immune system proceeded to kill you.
It was used as a bio-weapon by the mongols. They launched dead bodies of the victims of the plauge on catapults into the enemy's city
No, an effective biological weapon must rapidly produce disabling symptoms. HIV acts much too slowly, not producing any symptoms for decades after the original infection (these symptoms are called AIDS). Also ideally an effective biological weapon should be able to be spread by air and be very robust and long lived on dry surfaces, HIV can only be spread by direct exchange of infected body fluids (e.g. blood, seminal fluid, vaginal fluid) and is a… Read More
How is gas used as a biological weapon in the Great War what types of gas are used and what are their effects?
Well like there was the gas that hurt your face and stuff
Ken Alibek has: Played Himself - Former Scientist: Soviet Biological Weapons Program in "Modern Marvels" in 1994. Played himself in "Bioterror" in 1999. Played himself in "Smallpox 2002: Silent Weapon" in 2002. Played himself in "A Call to Arms" in 2009. Played himself in "Anthrax War" in 2009. Played Himself - Former Soviet Scientist in "Outbreak: Anatomy of a Plague" in 2010.
Any terrorist device that may contain biological agents nuclear material incendiaries chemical agents and compounds or explosives is known as what?
weapon of mass destruction
What terrorist device that may contain biological agents nuclear material incendiaries chemical agents and compounds or explosives is known as a?
Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)
Well, it is possible it could evolve from Rabies or other agression diseases. It is very possible they could mutate it from the diseases or make it as an biological weapon.
It's already begun, but there's a delay. Everyone except you will begin to turn in a few days.
Any terrorist device that may contain biological agents radiation material incendiaries or explosives chemical agents and their precursors is known as?
WMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction)
The use of biological agents, such as pathogenic organisms or agricultural pests, for terrorist purposes. OR Terrorism using the weapons of biological warfare. OR Terrorism that relies on spreading diseases, such as anthrax and smallpox. OR The use of biological agents as weapons of terror. Anthrax bacteria are one such agent, while smallpox is considered one of the more likely lethal viruses that could serve as a weapon of bioterror.
Bioweapons are weapons made out of microorganisms, such as anthrax, small pox, or tularemia, and they were used because they were a possible weapon against other countries. If you'd like to know more about biological weapons and biological warfare I suggest you read Biohazard, by Ken Alibeck, an amazing insight into the bioweapons produced by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Although associated with medicine and health, he was also capable of bringing about ill-health and used biological warfare in the Trojan war by shooting plague-infected arrows into the Greek army.
Biological disasters belong to the class of natural disasters and define the devastating effects that may be caused by an enourmous spread of a certain kind of living organism - that may be the spread of a disease, a virus, an epidemics, but also just a sudden growth of the population of a certain kind of plants or animals, eg. a locust plague.
Oh but they did: In the middle ages bodies of plague victims were dumped into enemy's water wells. Also the bodies of plague, smallpox and other disease victims were thrown over city walls with trebuchets and catapults. In American colonial times blankets used by smallpox victims were often given to Indians.
Use aerosol delivery. It depends on what you want to accomplish, and the specific biological weapon (as not all of them can be spead using every method). Aersols are by far the best way to spread a biological weapon over a large area quickly. However, contaminating a water supply (river, well, or reservoir) is also quick, hard to detect, and will affect a large number of people. Delivery via a animal vector (typically, an insect… Read More
A weapon payload put on a missile. The payload contents can be anything destructive: conventional explosive, nuclear explosive, incendiary, chemical poison, biological, radiological, etc.
A suspension of liquid droplets or small (< 5µm) particles in the air. Aerosolized biological agents may remain suspended in air for long periods and may travel long distances. Aerosol transmission occurs when particles containing a biological agent are inhaled by another person. Aerosols are typically generated by coughing. However, aerosols can be weaponized in the case of an intentional attack with a biological weapon.
Smallpox was used as a biological weapon in the 1600s, when British settlers to America (Pennsylvania) purposefully introduced the disease to Native Americans by giving them blankets that had been contaminated with the virus. The ensuing epidemic killed more than half of the Native American population.
This question cannot be answered without a lot of additional information. At the least: disease organism in bio-weapon yield of nuclear weapon Several other details, that I can't discuss, also must be known.
Hitler's two main weapons of war were physiological and biological. He used these to become more powerful and turn others to his cause, he also used intimidation tactics.