Military planning for possible H1N1 outbreak
July 29, 2009 — Updated 0220 GMT (1020 HKT)
From Barbara Starr
CNN Pentagon Correspondent
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials.
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The plan calls for military task forces to work in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. There is no final decision on how the military effort would be manned, but one source said it would likely include personnel from all branches of the military.