What's happening in Montreal?!- Biological Scare.....

Marc Carra

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I live about an hour away from Montreal, and just a few minutes ago, I heard a scary report on my local radio station. They said a 6 block radius in downtown Montreal was being evacuated due to a possible biological agent found in a delivered letter!!!???! What the hell is going on? Can anyone confirm this?
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LDfan

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Anthrax is indeed a lethal bacteria. The inhaled form of the infection is usually fatal unless you get treatment ASAP. Even a few hour delay is usually too late.
Botulism Toxin is also very deadly. One measuring cup of the toxin is potent enough to kill every human on the face of the earth!
Jeff
 

MichaelPe

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I'm glad it's a false alarm. I think they overreacted, but I guess it's understandable.
 

Joseph DeMartino

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Botulism Toxin is also very deadly. One measuring cup of the toxin is potent enough to kill every human on the face of the earth!
Yes, but heavily diluted it can be used to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles! (I'm not making this up. The cosmetic treatment called Botox involves injecting a diluted solution of botulism toxin, usually around the eyes, to get rid of wrinkles.)
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Joe
 

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Scary stuff. Interesting, but damn scary...
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LDfan

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Yes Anthrax is very treatable. However the symptoms that usually hit first are the typical flu-like things so most people will think they are coming down with a cold. By that time its usually too late. In my microbiology class a few years ago our professor told us about a small island in the atlantic somewhere that the british experimented with anthrax biological warfare with. To this day no human can step foot on it because it's loaded with anthrax spores.
Jeff
 

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