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Besides acting as a wakeup call, what would be the advantage of introducing WEST NILE virus into the American environment? For a foreign terrorist, WEST NILE virus would be a poor choice of bioweapon. As a killer of old and sick people, it would not be a terribly effective b/w weapon. However, if the virus was introduced domestically as a “test” (like anthrax), the killing off of old and sick people would certainly aid the fiscal problems of Social Security and Medicare.
Currently There is a West Nile Virus almost epidemic in the USA.
A Crazy News Story, meanwhile, The West Nile Virus looks to be turning epidemic in the USA.
I Pray they are wrong!