Anthrax poison threat
Wednesday 25 March 1998
It has been estimated that a small plane carrying 10kg of anthrax spores - which could theoretically be disguised as a crate of duty free - would be enough to kill three million people if sprayed over a city. Its effect would depend, however, on weather and windspeed, the general health of the target population and the availability of antibiotics to fight the infection. It could be placed in drinks or food but this would kill comparatively small numbers.
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