Prophylactic Methods in Prevention of Disease among Army Personnel
Technical Report,31 Aug 1973,31 Aug 1974
ARMY MEDICAL LAB FORT BAKER CA FORT BAKER United States
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Surveillance studies to determine the etiologic agents of acute respiratory disease ARD in basic combat trainees BCTs were conducted during FY 74. The viral concentration, in new lots of Adenovirus 4 and 7 vaccine pills administered to BCTs in January 1974, was determined. An investigation into congenital anomalies, the increased occurrence of abortions, stillbirths and prematurities as results of maternal infections with influenza A virus was conducted. A review of the records to determine the occurrence of mycoplasma infections over the past 5 years at 7 BCT forts was conducted. Studies to determine antibody responses and clinical reactivity to two lots of lyophilized meningococcal C vaccine were accomplished utilizing BCTs at Fort Ord. Progress in identifying agents associated with gonococcal and nongonococcal urethritis continues. A search for rapid methods to aid in identifying yeasts and yeast-like fungi from clinical specimens continued during the fiscal year.