Accession Number : ADA508323
Title : DoD Global Emerging Infections System -- Partnering in the Fight Against Emerging Infections, Fiscal Year 2005
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
Report Date : Mar 2005
Pagination or Media Count : 78
Abstract : The Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (DoD-GEIS) activities and accomplishments for FY 2005 are detailed by DoD-GEIS supported partners throughout the remainder of this annual report. The DoD-GEIS mission is to support and coordinate DoD global surveillance, training, public health research and outbreak response capabilities for microbial threats impacting force health protection and national security. Specifically, DoD-GEIS projects support outbreak response preparation, detection, clinical investigation, microbial agent identification, and communicable disease control and prevention. The DoD-GEIS has four goals outlined in Appendix A: 1) surveillance, 2) outbreak response, 3) integration and innovation activities, and 4) capacity building and training. The surveillance priorities for DoD-GEIS are for microbial agents capable of causing serious outbreaks in military populations. These are: a) respiratory illnesses (especially influenza and pandemic influenza); b) febrile illnesses (especially malaria, dengue and viral hemorrhagic fevers); c) diarrheal illnesses; d) sexually transmitted infections, and e) agents with antimicrobial resistance. In FY 2005, DoD-GEIS partnered with hundreds of Army, Navy and Air Force medical professionals working in fourteen military medical research laboratories and medical treatment facilities on many cooperative projects in over thirty countries (Appendices B, C, and D). The most important activities of DoD-GEIS were influenza surveillance and pandemic response preparation, and the most important products in FY 2005 were timely medical information and medical expertise that were provided for the military medical leadership. DoD-GEIS built surge capacities into the planning, budgeting, and project execution of its global systems in FY 2005, and optimized flexibility and emergency response of DoD-GEIS partners in public health emergencies.
Descriptors : *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , *MILITARY RESEARCH , *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *PUBLIC HEALTH , NATIONAL SECURITY , EMERGENCIES , BIOLOGICAL AGENTS , DETECTION , LEADERSHIP , PREPARATION , THREATS , HEALTH , RESISTANCE , CLINICAL MEDICINE , POPULATION , IDENTIFICATION , MEDICINE , RESPONSE , PROTECTION , MALARIA , TIMELINESS , HEMORRHAGIC FEVERS , VIRUSES , SURGES , SURVEILLANCE , INFLUENZA , MICROBIOLOGY , RESPIRATORY DISEASES , MICROORGANISMS , DENGUE , MEDICAL LABORATORIES , ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS , MILITARY FACILITIES , GLOBAL , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , COMMUNICABLE DISEASES , CONTROL , MILITARY PERSONNEL
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE