Essay about Biological Weapons Of The World War Of Greece

2217 Words Nov 30th, 2016 9 Pages
Man has used biological weapons such as poisons for assassinating enemies for hundreds of years. Since the beginning of time, biological warfare has been a preferred method to annihilate populations at a time. Biological warfare, also known as germ warfare, is described as using biological agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi as biological weapons on a large scale to defeat the enemy. The main intention of such is to cause casualties by the medium of air, water, cattle or crops.
The history of biological warfare and terrorism goes back to the dawn of civilization. (1) The instances of the use of biological weapons can be found as early as in ancient times such as the Trojan War, or the Sacred War of Greece. Although this type of warfare has been around for centuries, it has exhibited much controversy through recent years. Mainly, because there are many ethical issues associated with bioweapons. Largely, biological weapons are used as a means of mass destruction. It is unfortunate for innocent civilians as they are wiped out as along with the enemies being targeted. The ethics of using bio warfare can be questioned when protective measures are taken for US troops going in to a war zone and providing immunizations against certain toxins, but not to the general population. In particular, the agents that still pose a threat to the public include ricin, botulinum toxin, Staphylococcus enterotoxin B, and pathogens causing anthrax, plague, tularemia, glanders, smallpox,…

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