Yersinia pestis

Gary Lum glum at ozemail.com.au
Thu Apr 25 01:35:03 EST 1996

Rosanne Arndt wrote:
>         My microbiology students have a few questions that we think could be
> answered by someone from this list. The questions are: Does anyone have any
> information related to the Nazi who was planning on using the bubonic
> plague bacillus to start an epidemic? Was he imprisoned? Are there now
> tighter restrictions imposed to get those kind of pathogens through the
> mail? Any information would be appreciated.
> Thanks.
> Dr. Rose Arndt and inquisitive Dental Hygiene students
> Delaware Technical and Community College
> Georgetown, DE.

Last year an 'Indian Pacific' report on Australia's Radio National did a report on a Japanese man whose job 
involved culturing Yersinia pestis during WW2.  You could try contacting Radio National by going to my 
homepage and looking for the 'Health Report' link.  That will take you to Radio National web site, there you 
might find someone who can help.
Hope you're having a good day
Why don't you visit my Home Page http://www.ozemail.com.au/~glum/

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