Luke, Thomas; Halenkamp, Timothy; Kilbane, Edward
July 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2006, Vol. 132 Issue 7, p48
Conference Proceeding
The article presents information on naval quarantine programs of the United States Navy. The worst place to have an epidemic, like a fire, is in close quarters far from help, such as a ship on the high seas. The naval commanders must prepare to combat lethal epidemics of infectious disease as health experts continue to sound the alarm about the lethal pandemic potential of many natural diseases, including Avian Influenza, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and other extremely virulent pathogens released for bioterrorism. The naval commander must decisively implement quarantine policies to prevent the spread of disease.


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