Accession Number:

ADA496232

Title:

Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 13, Number 2, February/March 2007

Descriptive Note:

Monthly rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

This is the 100th issue of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report MSMR. Since the first issue was published in April 1995, there has been a steady stream of unimaginable events with profound military medical significance, including the initiation and conduct of U.S. military operations in the Balkans terrorist attacks on the United States including the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 the initiation and conduct of the global war on terrorism widespread uses of vaccines for military-specific indications, including smallpox, anthrax, and tick-borne encephalitis outbreaks of mysterious illnesses with unknown causes among deployingdeployed U.S. troops life-threatening hyponatremia from excessive water consumption in heat stressful conditions the reemergence of vivax malaria along the demilitarized zone in Korea the loss of vaccines against adenovirus types 4 and 7 and the reemergence of adenoviruses as significant causes of acute respiratory disease among military recruits interrupted supplies of benzathine penicillin for preventing severe group A beta hemolytic streptococcal diseases among recruits uses of the DoD Serum Repository for health surveillance, policymaking, and medical research purposes outbreaks of community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus MRSA, particularly among recruits routine health assessments before and after overseas deployments numerous combat casualties, illnesses, and non-battle injuries during service in Afghanistan and Iraq, including wounds from conventional and improvised munitions, accidents, and endemic and nosocomial infections e.g., leishmaniasis, malaria, multiple drug resistant Acinetobacter baumanii and greater appreciation of the scopes and consequences of post-traumatic stress.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE