Germ Warfare Law and Legal Definition

Germ warfare is the purposeful use of disease causing biological agents such as viruses, fungi, bacteria, or protozoa, or their toxins to produce casualties in humans or animals, and damage to plants or materials. Harm may be caused to the targeted people either directly, by bringing the people into contact with the agents or indirectly, by infecting other animals and plants, which would in turn cause harm to the people. Germ warfare is also termed as biological warfare.

Germ warfare is sometimes used as a military strategy to kill or incapacitate plants, animals, or human beings of the enemy nation.