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Nazis considered malaria-infected mosquitoes as weapon

Nazis were looking into ways to drop the infected insects over a populated area

Source : World Bulletin / 17 Feb 2014

Researchers have found out that Nazi scientists at the Dachau concentration camp were looking into ways on how to use malaria-infected mosquitoes as a method of biological warfare during World War II.

Files from the archives at the Entomological Institute were examined by Dr Klaus Reinhardt of Tuebingen University said that the Nazis were researching ways to keep mosquitoes alive outside of their natural environment, claiming that they may have been considering dropping them on enemy targets.

One particular mosquito that can live without food and water for up to four days was researched. It is believed that the Nazis were looking into ways to drop the infected insects over a populated area, allowing them to infect as many people as possible. 

 

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