Accession Number:

ADA409483

Title:

A Strategy for Minimizing the Impact of Naturally Occurring Infectious Diseases of Military Importance: Vaccine Issues in the U.S. Military

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 7 Dec 1999-30 Sep 2002

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2002-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

This report contains four chapters. It begins with a historical overview of the influence of naturally occurring infectious diseases on U.S. military operations and the research that has been conducted in response to the threats posed by naturally occurring infectious diseases. Chapter 2 describes the role of USAMRMC in DoD-in particular its - Research Area Directorate for Infectious Diseases that manages the Military Infectious Diseases Research Program MIDRP - in the acquisition of vaccines against infectious diseases the chapter includes the committees understanding of how current priorities emerge within the organizational context. Chapter 3 describes current naturally occurring infectious disease threats and available vaccine countermeasures. In Chapter 4, the committee presents its recommendations.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE