The Invisible Enemy

The Invisible Enemy

Weaponized Smallpox

Streaming Video - 2009
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Smallpox has officially been eradicated worldwide - but the destruction of lab cultures in government-sponsored biowar facilities was never monitored. A blend of dramatization and documentary, this program considers the weaponization and deployment of smallpox - or, by extension, any lethal virus - from preexisting stockpiles and by laboratory manufacture from mail order genetic material and online genome maps. The culturing of as-yet-unnamed animal viruses that are potentially capable of jumping the animal/human genetic boundary is also addressed. A harrowing what-if scenario of bioterror combined with cutting-edge virology.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Weaponized smallpox


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