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New Strains of TB Can Be Used as a Powerful Bioterror Weapon

Despite billions of dollars spent on national security in airports, a man infected with XDR (extensively drug resistant) tuberculosis was allowed to travel unhindered into the United States, underscoring how drug-resistant strains of the disease could be used in a bioterrorist attack against the U.S.

The attention this story has been receiving over the past few days is no surprise, but it's just a glimpse of the potential nightmare ahead.

'It's the main reason we released the April special issue of the Gold & Energy Advisor, titled 'The biological 9/11 capable of killing millions!' on the dangers being presented by this new virulent strain of tuberculosis,' says James DiGeorgia, publisher and editor of the online investment and market advisory.

'We were taken back by the tremendous danger, and at the same time the lack of attention the U.S. government is giving it, after our interview with one of the world's foremost experts on this potentially lethal form of tuberculosis, Dr. Kanti Daya,' continued DiGeorgia.

'I am convinced that the absence of a viable program against tuberculosis (TB) being used as a weapon compromises our state of national security,' says Dr. Daya.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials lost track of an Atlanta resident with a rare, potentially deadly type of tuberculosis while overseas, only to have him re-enter the U.S. unchallenged. This raises questions on the government's ability to stop a would-be terrorist, in spite of advance intelligence, and highlights deficiencies in the nation's system to keep the direst of diseases from crossing borders.

The actual danger presented by the current panic is minimal when compared to what a coordinated, intentional attack by bioterrorists infected with the disease landing in population centers across the country would bring.

'The disease is communicated via airborne droplets. It has
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