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IIR 6 853 0384 9\/NEW VIRUS IN IRAQ (U) 

Filename:68530384.92
CDSN = LGX047   MCN = 92133/24200   TOR = 921331425 
RTTSZYUW RUEKJCS8444 1331426-    --RUEALGX. 
ZNY 

R 121426Z MAY 92 
FM JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC 
INFO RUEADWD/OCSA WASHINGTON DC 
RUENAAA/CNO WASHINGTON DC 
RUEAHQA/CSAF WASHINGTON DC 
RUEACMC/CMC WASHINGTON DC 
RUFGAID/USEUCOM AIDES VAIHINGEN GE 
RUETIAQ/MPCFTGEORGEGMEADEMD 
RHEPAAB/TAC IDHS LANGLEY AFB VA//IDHS// 
RUFTAKC/UDITDUSAREUR HEIDELBERG GE 
RUDOGHA/USNMR SHAPE BE//SURVEY// 
RHFPAAA/UTAIS RAMSTEIN AB GM//IN-CMO// 
RHDLCNE/CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
RHHMMCY/JICPAC HONOLULU HI 
[   (b)(2)   ]
RUCJACC/USCINCCENT MACDILL AFB FL//CARA// 
RUCQVAB/USCINCSOC INTEL OPS CEN MACDILL AFB FL 
RUQYSDG/FOSIF ROTA SP 
RUEOFAA/COMJSOC FT BRAGG NC//J2// 
RUEHC  /SECSTATE WASHINGTON DC 
[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
RULKQAN/MARCORINTCEN QUANTICO VA 
RUFTAKA/CDR USAINTELCTRE HEIDELBERG GM 
RUEALGX/SAFE 
R 121336Z MAY 92 
FM [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
TO DIA WASHDC 
BT 


 

 
SERIAL:  (U)  IIR 6 853 0384 92. 
 

PASS:  (U)  [   (b)(2)   ]
 
COUNTRY:  (U)  IRAQ (IZ). 
 
SUBJECT:  IIR 6 853 0384 9\/NEW VIRUS IN IRAQ (U) 
 
WARNING:  THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT NOT FINALLY 
EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE.  [   (b)(2)   ]

 
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                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
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DOI:        (U)  9\0501. 
 
REQS:       (U)  [   (b)(2)   ]
 
SOURCE:  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]




 
SUMMARY:  A NEW VIRUS EXISTS IN IRAQ.  THE 
VIRUS HAS SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO CHOLERA, BUT HAS A 12 TO 24 
HOUR DURATION.  IT AFFECTS CHILDREN UNDER TWO AND A HALF 
YEARS OLD.  IT HAS AN EXTREMELY HIGH MORTALITY RATE. 
TEXT:  NEW VIRUS IN IRAQ--ON 920510 [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
            OF A NEW VIRUS EXTANT IN IRAQ.  THE VIRUS 
SURFACED IN APPROXIMATELY 911200, AND AFFECTS CHILDREN 
AGED TWO AND A HALF YEARS OLD AND UNDER.  THE VIRUS IS 
SYMPTOMIZED BY A HIGH FEVER, VOMITING AND DIARRHEA.  AT 
FIRST, IT APPEARS TO BE CHOLERA, HOWEVER, IT HAS AN 
EXTREMELY SHORT INCUBATION PERIOD AND A MUCH HIGHER 
MORTALITY RATE.  TYPICALLY, THE VIRUS MANIFESTS ITSELF BY 
A FEVER AND DIARRHEA, FOLLOWED BY VOMITING WITHIN THREE 
HOURS.  AT THIS POINT, THE VICTIM MUST RECEIVE IMMEDIATE 
MEDICAL TREATMENT CONSISTING OF MASSIVE DOSES OF 
ANTIBIOTICS AND ANALGESICS.  FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUCH 
TREATMENT IS USUALLY LETHAL.  THE DISEASE RUNS ITS COURSE 
BETWEEN 12 AND 24 HOURS.  NO STATISTICS ARE BEING KEPT BY 
THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT REGARDING THE SPREAD OF THIS 
DISEASE.  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] THAT IT HAS NOTICEABLY 
INCREASED SINCE 920201.  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] THE VIRUS IS 
RESISTANT TO TREATMENT.  NFI. 
 
[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]



 
2.  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]


 
3.  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
 
//IPSP:     (U)  PG 2650//. 
//COMSOBJ:  (U)  [    b.2.    ] 

PROJ:       (U)  [    b.2.    ]
INSTR:      (U)  [    b.2.    ]
PREP:       (U)  [   (b)(2)   ]
ACQ:        [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
DISSEM:     [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
WARNING:    (U)  [   (b)(2)   ]
 



 

 



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