Accession Number : ADA503209
Title : DoD-GEIS - DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, Fiscal Year 2007
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
Report Date : Jan 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 99
Abstract : The expansion of the Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (DoD-GEIS) continued in FY07. Increased infectious disease surveillance sites, augmented containment laboratory facilities, and coordination of laboratory methods across the military health system characterize the DoD-GEIS activities that support force health protection, the combatant commands, and the global medical community. DoD-GEIS continues to identify and address critical gaps in emerging infectious disease preparedness and to develop, with partners, solutions to address those vulnerabilities. After a decade of DoD-GEIS programs and support, the five DoD overseas laboratories are more secure in their funding and direction than in prior years. Each has broad public health missions under coordinated DoD-GEIS programs in addition to research missions. The CDC, USAID, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and NIH have sought relationships with the DoD overseas laboratories to leverage the infectious disease work of each agency. These relationships demonstrate that the DoD overseas laboratories are recognized as important US government assets within and outside the military for the detection and identification of emerging infectious diseases.
Descriptors : *MEDICAL SERVICES , *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , *LABORATORIES , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , REDUCTION , MISSIONS , LABORATORY PROCEDURES , PUBLIC HEALTH , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , SURVEILLANCE , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , HEALTH , THREATS , DETECTION , OVERSEAS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , GLOBAL
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE