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                            UNCLASSIFIED


CCSG
                                                   15 Jan 91

MEMORANDUM THRU CHIEF OF STAFF

FOR DEPUTY COMMANDER IN CHIEF
    POLAD

SUBJECT:   Friendly Forces and Anthrax

1.
          All Friendly Force. are aware of the threat of

biological agents, especially Anthrax.  I have had the

opportunity to discuss the subject with health care providers

from the various coalition countries during the periodic Friendly

Force Medical Conference (FFMC) and I know their capabilitie5 and

concerns.


2.
          During the lost recent FFMC held on 9 Jan 91, the

subject of biological warfare was on the agenda.   Prevention

(including vaccination), Cheloprophylaxj5, diagnosis and

treatment were discussed.


    a.
              Prevention.  All understand that the mask is the

primary leans of Preventing Anthrax.   A mask has been issued to

all Friendly Forces personne~~   U.S. and British Forces are being

Vaccinated.   Other forces in the coalition are not, due to lack

of vaccine.   Brits have enough to vaccinate their people only. We

have only enough vaccine at present to vaccinate 100,000  (plus

20,000 series in reserve).   We'll not have enough vaccine to


                                             Declassified by DEPSECDEF Memorandum


                                              Declassified 22 Mar S5
                            UNCLASSIFIED      Action Officer John Buono, LTc, USA


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