Dr. Jim Radike, an expert in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Role 3 Trauma Hospital at Kandahar Air Field, told The Washington Times that Sgt. Robert David Gordon, 22, from River Falls, Ala., died Sept. 16 from what turned out to be Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever after he was bitten by a tick. The virus is transmitted by infected blood and can be carried by ticks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Dr. Radike did not say how many individuals would be tested or why the military had waited until now to act. The unit involved is the 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry division, A-Company 2-1 Infantry.
The news comes as the Pentagon disclosed that it has sent 150,000 doses of vaccine for the H1N1 swine flu virus to Qatar for distribution to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan - half of what U.S. Central Command has requested. More than a half dozen Afghans have died of the disease, which apparently was transmitted to the country by foreigners.
Hmm. They only sent half of what Central Command requested. But let's juxapose: We know that ALL (not half) of the Enemy inmates at Guantanamo Bay will receive the same vaccine. Apparently the Enemy is worth twice as much to the Obamacrat Reich as are American Forces personnel.
It's apparent from this (as well as many other indications) as to how the Obamacrat Reich regards US Forces personnel.
Watch for any action (not mere words!) on Obama's part to indicate that he cares at all. You won't see any action from that man.