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Update: Cold Weather Injuries, Active and Reserve Components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2015–June 2020

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11/1/2020
Chill factor, improper warm up, and inadequate clothing can contribute to the risk for cold injuries. Experts encourage everyone, whether acclimated to cold weather or not, to protect against cold temperature injuries this winter. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody Rowe)

Update: Cold Weather Injuries, Active and Reserve Components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2015–June 2020

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Surveillance Snapshot: Influenza Immunization Among U.S. Armed Forces Healthcare Workers, August 2015–April 2020

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10/1/2020
NORFOLK (Oct. 15, 2019) Lt. Sipriano Marte administers an influenza vaccination to Airman Tyler French in the intensive care unit aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is underway conducting routine training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Vermeulen/Released)

Surveillance Snapshot: Influenza Immunization Among U.S. Armed Forces Healthcare Workers, August 2015–April 2020

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Update: Routine Screening for Antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Civilian Applicants for U.S. Military Service and U.S. Armed Forces, Active and Reserve Components, January 2015–June 2020

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9/1/2020
Spc. Jayson Sanchez of the Army Reserve’s 77th Sustainment Brigade receives a blood draw from phlebotomist Nikole Horrell during the mass medical-readiness event hosted Aug. 8-9, 2015 by the Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., in an effort to increase Soldier readiness throughout the northeastern United States. More than 300 Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers had the opportunity to take care of their Periodic Health Assessments, dental exams, vision screenings, HIV blood draws, immunizations, hearing tests, LOD processing and temporary/permanent profiles during the event. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Salvatore Ottaviano, 99th Readiness Division)

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Navy entomologist conducts vector surveillance throughout Asia

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6/25/2020
Soldier crouching down outside looking at the ground

The goal is to help prevent diseases outbreaks in the military population.

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Bug-Borne Illnesses | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch

Army entomologist searches for diseases in Africa

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6/22/2020
Soldier wearing gloves testing various substances

An entomologist studies insects and pests in order to monitor their behavior and patterns to prevent diseases among the military population.

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Surveillance Snapshot: Illness and Injury Burdens, Recruit Trainees, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2019

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5/1/2020
A Marine Corps Staff Sgt inspects a platoon. (U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Zachary Beatty)

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Absolute and Relative Morbidity Burdens Attributable to Various Illnesses and Injuries, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2019

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5/1/2020
A physician examines and educates a patient. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released)

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Ambulatory Visits, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2019

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5/1/2020
A U.S. naval officer listens through his stethoscope to hear his patient’s lungs at Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan in 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cameron Parks)

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Morbidity Burdens Attributable to Various Illnesses and Injuries, Deployed Active and Reserve Component Service Members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2019

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5/1/2020
A physician examines and educates a patient. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released)

Morbidity Burdens Attributable to Various Illnesses and Injuries, Deployed Active and Reserve Component Service Members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2019

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Hospitalizations, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2019

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5/1/2020
Service members assigned to Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System 19 prepare medical supplies aboard Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay during exercise Azraq Serpent 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin J. Steinberg)

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Medical Evacuations out of the U.S. Central Command, Active and Reserve Components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2019

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5/1/2020
Airmen from the 19th Medical Group litter-carry a simulated patient onto a C-130J during an aeromedical evacuation training mission at Little Rock Air Force Base in 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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Surveillance Snapshot: Illness and Injury Burdens, Reserve Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2019

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5/1/2020
Soldiers from each of the United States Army’s three components partnered together to conduct a training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, in January 2020. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Gurney F. Pearsall III)

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Absolute and Relative Morbidity Burdens Attributable to Various Illnesses and Injuries, Non-service Member Beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 2019

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5/1/2020
A Navy doctor examines a young patient. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael O’Day/Released)

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Update: Heat Illness, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2019

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4/1/2020
Service members from Joint Task Force-Bravo participate in Chapel Hike 75. In spite of the heat, sun and exhaustion, service members were enthusiastically hiking the road mountain to provide food for the local community. (U.S. Army photo by Martin Chahin)

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Update: Exertional Rhabdomyolysis, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2015–2019

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4/1/2020
Midshipmen from the U.S Naval Academy Class of 2016 conduct a log carrying exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom)

Update: Exertional Rhabdomyolysis, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2015–2019

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