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A North Korean soldier who defected to the South in 2017 has been found to have anthrax antibodies in his bloodstream, raising fears the regime could use the disease as a weapon. South Korean authorities confirmed the soldier, who has not been identified, was either exposed to or vaccinated against anthrax and had developed immunity to it, UPI reported, citing Channel A. One official told the TV network: "Anthrax antibodies have been found in the North Korean soldier who defected this year." North Korea has been suspected of developing biological weapons after the regime revealed the work of the Pyongyang Biological Technology Research Institute in 2015, run by the Korean People's Army Unit 810.
: North Korea's chemical warfare capabilities Japan's Asahi newspaper reported that the US was aware of the tests, which were being carried out to determine whether the anthrax bacteria could survive the high temperatures on re-entry from space. North Korea denied the claims and said it would "take revenge" on the US for claiming it was developing biological weapons. The discovery of anthrax antibodies has raised tensions in Seoul. The South Korean military has not yet issued an anthrax vaccine. Defence ministry spokesman Choi Hyun Soo has said a vaccine "is expected to be developed by the end of 2019". Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It can be contracted through the skin, lungs, intestines or through an injection.
A liar is not believed even when he speaks the truth
originally posted by: jtma508
Stop and think about it. One of the first things we heard about this gentleman was that he was severely infested with all manner of parasites. Anthrax bacteria live in the soil and are prevalent around groups of farm animals. People living in impoverished areas frequently habitate in close proximity to livestock. He could easily have developed antibodies after having been exposed to naturally occurring anthrax.