Accession Number:

ADA446165

Title:

The Impact of Quarantine on Military Operations

Descriptive Note:

Counterproliferation papers

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE