Were Ticks Weaponized?

As tick-borne diseases rise sharply in the US, lawmakers have ordered the Pentagon to investigate whether the Department of Defense experimented with using insects as bioweapons from 1950-1975.
 
Some 30,000 cases of tick-borne Lyme disease are reported to the CDC each year—a condition that, left untreated, can lead to arthritis and heart and nervous system problems.
 
If the probe finds that Lyme disease in ticks was used as a weapon, the House of Representatives will demand a report on the scope of such a program and whether any insects were released outside of a lab—deliberately or by accident.
 
CNN

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