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Nanotechnology-based Viral Weapons Print

Source: Eradication; Background info

Terrorists, working with criminal scientists, have developed a strain of viral weaponry that is based on nanotechnology. When combined, the "hive mind" of the viral strain works to seek out human tissue at which point the microscopic nanos begin to quickly disassemble the tissue, leading to a slow and painful death. Research into electromagnetic pulses has provided some promising leads with regard to countermeasures, but these have not yet been field tested.