The World Health Organization today declared a swine flu epidemic but NATO is ready. Handwash dispensers began appearing at NATO headquarters in Brussels a couple of weeks ago.
The entrance to the NATO press area even has two dispensers. This is not because journalists are more likely to be carriers of the swine flu virus but because they share the same entrance used by most visitors to NATO headquarters.
Anyone who ventures to the toilets will find a poster explaining how to become a germ stopper, although I prefer "germ combatant," the literal translation of the French.
(Photos by Nicholas Fiorenza)