Armed Forces News

Army medical researchers took another step in combating theat the Walter Reed Army Institue of Research in Silver Spring, Md., after the serum proved effective in earlier animal trials. As of Nov. 2, the military health system reported 149 cases of illness related to the mosquito-borne virus. Military health officials remain concerned that the virus could have serious health consequences on troops who deploy to South America and Southwest Asia, where the outbreak is severe.