Accession Number : AD1040555


Title :   Annual Surveillance Summary: Bacterial Infections in the Military Health System (MHS), 2016


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jan 2016,31 Dec 2016


Corporate Author : NAVY AND MARINE CORPS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER PORTSMOUTH VA PORTSMOUTH


Personal Author(s) : Chukwuma,Uzo


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1040555.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 3


Abstract : The Hospital Associated Infections and Patient Safety Division of the EpiData Center (EDC) performs ongoing, comprehensive surveillance of bacterial infections considered urgent, serious, and concerning threats as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This brief summarizes incidence rates (IRs), subpopulation impacts, prescription practices, and antimicrobial resistance for the following infections among Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries for calendar year (CY) 2016: Acinetobacter species, Clostridium difficile, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Bacterial activity of interest in the MHS in 2016 exhibited expected trends and closely resembled activity in the general United States population as reported by the CDC and other public health agencies. No significant threat to mission readiness or population health was observed, and traditional treatment options remain viable. Continued adherence to infection control practices is recommended in the clinical, occupational, and deployed settings.


Descriptors :   public health , bacterial infections , military medicine , microbiology , surveillance , DRUG RESISTANCE


Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE