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An ISIS computer had plans for bubonic plague weapons. Is that even possible?


Foreign Policy recently reported that an ISIS laptop computer captured in Syria includes instructions on how to weaponize bubonic plague. Yes, the plague. The plague that caused the Black Death pandemic that killed roughly 25 million Europeans in the 14th century.

But is a plague weapon even possible? How crazy is it to think that plague could be found and turned into a usable weapon? Here's a rundown:

The plague is still hanging around

You don't have to go to a medieval graveyard to find the bacteria that causes plague: Yersinia pestis.

The bacteria is still around because plague never really went away, although its burden…

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