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Annual Surveillance Summary: Bacterial Infections in the Military Health System (MHS), 2015
Technical Report,01 Jan 2015,31 Dec 2015
NAVY AND MARINE CORPS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER PORTSMOUTH VA PORTSMOUTH United States
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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 within the Military Health System MHS. This brief summarizes incidence rates IRs, subpopulation impacts, prescription practices, and antimicrobial resistance for the following infections among MHS beneficiaries for calendar year CY 2015 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 2015 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.
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