Classical Era Germ Warfare

Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Take handfuls of soot from a furnace and have Moses toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh. It will become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt, and festering boils will break out on men and animals throughout the land."
— Exodus 9:8–9

What God would do this? If God exists he sounds pretty culpable. If he does not, who did this?


Biblical plague of the Philistines now has a name, Tularemia."

"The biblical plague of the Philistines now has a name, tularemia."

"The laboratory isolation of F. tularensis requires special media such as buffered charcoal yeast extract agar. It cannot be isolated in the routine culture media because of the need for sulfhydryl group donors (such as cysteine)." - Wiki

Thus a cysteine deficiency or chronic low cysteine would be expected to make this disease worse, the bacterium gets it first, the immune systems gets what's left over. Which wasn't enough in the first place. Death follows.

Rabbit Fever - Tularemia in Ancient Egypt

Did an epidemic of tularemia in Ancient Egypt affect the course of world history?


Were ‘cursed’ rams the first biological weapons?

Rabbit Fever - Tularemia

Rabbit fever

Smallpox was first introduced into the New World as early as 1520 when the Spaniards invaded Mexico and it killed "over one half of the native population

Salmonella enterica epidemic in Mexico