Aum Shinrikyo

Aum Shinrikyo

In 1993, a Japanese religious cult named Aum Shinrikyo released aerosolized Anthrax in a city near Tokyo over the course of 2 days. It should have killed thousands, however, they used a strain of Anthrax used for cattle vaccinations and inadvertently could have immunized everyone instead.

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