Four U.S. Army bases in Germany have been closed due to an unknown virus affecting the eyes of hundreds of service men and women.
"MARBURG - A mysterious viral infection has forced military authorities in Germany to close four bases, ordering nearly 4,000 personnel and their
dependents to stay home, authorities said Friday."
The source of the virus, and how it is spread between all of the bases is still a mystery. Military bases are dependant on local vendors for services
such as laundry, food, and office supplies. Although this is probably not terror related, this underscores the vulnerability of bases and military
personnel to biological attack. Imagine the consequences of such an outbreak during the recent war in Iraq. This could have serious consequences and
prevent a successful campaign.
[Edited on 23-2-2004 by Zion Mainframe]
[Edited on 24-2-2004 by Zion Mainframe]