The Impact of Quarantine on Military Operations
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The above quote precedes the opening battle scene in the 1995 Warner Brothers hit movie Outbreak which graphically depicts the problems the Department of Defense DoD may face in preventing a global meltdown secondary to the uncontrolled spread of a deadly biological agent. Although fictional, this technothriller was based in scientific possibility and used the highly virulent Ebola virus as the model for a rare killer virus from the jungles of Zaire, which mutated from a contact to airborne strain and ultimately took hold in a small California community. With no treatment or vaccine immediately available, the military was ordered to institute mandatory isolation and quarantine as the last hope of containing the virus.
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