ABSTRACT

Impact of Quarantine on Military Operations   [open pdf - 277KB]

"The purpose of this paper is to fully define the role of quarantine as a battle-tested public health strategy and its potential impact on military operations in the United States Air Force (USAF). The primary emphasis will focus on how a commander can carry out effective operations while adhering to quarantine requirements during the initial 72-hour period following the realization of an outbreak. Quarantine may not be appropriate in all cases, however, this may not be clear until a definitive diagnosis is known, which takes time. Unfortunately, time is not on the side of a commander forced with making a decision on how best to respond to an emerging disease outbreak."

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Future Warfare Series No. 31
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2005-08
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