Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 12, Number 2, March 2006
ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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Since October 2001, more than 900,000 members of the U.S. military have participated in military operations e.g., combat, counterinsurgency, peacekeeping, humanitarian, training in Central Asia andor the Middle East. The medical threats that servicemembers have encountered while deployed vary depending on the times, locations, natures, intensities, and durations of their activities. In turn, there are numerous and varied concerns regarding the potential effects of deployment on the health of service members after they return. Since October 2003, the DoD has conducted health assessments of all servicemembers after they deploy overseas. The assessments are designed primarily to identify, assess, and treat the medical concerns of individuals as soon as possible after they return. Findings from these assessments have been summarized periodically however, there have not been systematic analyses of the medical experiences of deployment veterans in general or in relation to their military counterparts. For this report, we compared the medical experiences of servicemembers within one year after returning from Central Asia andor the Middle East with those of all other individuals in active military service during the same period.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Unconventional Warfare