A North Korean soldier who defected into South Korea earlier this year has been found to have anthrax antibodies in his system, raising fears that the North is developing biological weapons with the deadly bacterium.
As Sky News Australia reports, the defector, whose name has not been released, had antibodies to the disease in his system. That means that he was either exposed to it accidentally, or given a vaccination against it, according to South Korean officials. Either way, the presence of the bacterium in his system could indicate that Kim Jong-Un’s regime is developing biological weapons containing the agent. The defector, for his part, would be immune to the fatal disease.
“Anthrax antibodies have been found in the North Korean soldier who defected this year.”