Col. Sergiu Vasislita, chief doctor for the 6,500-strong army of Moldova, a small former Soviet republic bordering Romania and Ukraine, plans to feed his soldiers onions and garlic to help them ward off swine flu. Vasislita said 25 grams of onions and 15 grams of garlic will be added to each soldier’s daily diet, roughly a small onion and a couple of garlic cloves. Those are traditional remedies in Moldova, where they are widely believed to boost the immune system. The measure was taken after 24 soldiers fell sick with H1N1 in the past two weeks. More than 1,000 Moldovans have swine flu with 90 new cases reported daily.