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Меседж Ukraine bears a biological threat

This is one of the most common statements of Russian propaganda. It seems that Ukraine poses a biological threat to the world, because it creates biological laboratories, artificially spreads various diseases, including cholera or plague. After the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war, disinformation about "dangerous" research and biological weapons programs with the participation of the United States acquired a special scope.

Russia actively disseminated information about outbreaks of cholera in different cities. In particular, in Odesa, Kyiv, Bila Tserkva and others. In fact, all these are outright fakes with the aim of intimidating and spreading panic among the population. According to analysts of the Myth Detector project, in any natural environment there are pathogens of many diseases, including cholera. For example, in Ukraine, as well as anywhere else, there are natural cholera alarms. Of course, under certain climatic conditions, the likelihood of infection increases. However, propagandists greatly exaggerate the fact of a probable infection.

They are referring to real disease outbreaks that have happened before. However, these outbreaks are natural and, as a rule, are not associated with the artificial spread of infection. Infection occurs mainly from water, less often contaminated food. In general, poor sanitation contributes to the spread of the disease.

In addition, during the global outbreak of Ebola (the pathogen) in Ukraine, there was not a single confirmed case of infection. Therefore, all cases are only natural. That is why Ukraine cannot pose a biological threat.

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