Research Program in Tropical Infectious Diseases
HENRY M JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MILITARY MEDICINE ROCKVILLE MD
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The Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Health of Belize and USUHS was signed in December 1989. Two USUHS MTMH students conducted-research and obtained clinical experience in country. In August 1990, Jorge Palanco, MD received the MPH from USUHS. The renovation of the CML was completed in October 1990. The dedication of the CML and the ERC took place in November 1990. The preliminary analysis of the sera obtained in the febrile illness study indicate a significant prevalence of antibodies to many arboviruses. An outbreak of leishmaniasis in the BDF was investigated. The information obtained was incorporated in preventive measures, resulting in a significant decrease in cases. During the study of the ecology of mosquito fauna, a total of 2600 individually reared specimens with larval andor pupal skins were obtained from 226 individual collections. Specimens from approximately 90 collections have been identified. Preliminary analysis of plants associated with the aquatic environments demonstrate major clusters of habitat-types.
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