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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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Medical Surveillance Monthly Report

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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Medical Surveillance Monthly Report

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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Medical Surveillance Monthly Report

Update: Exertional Hyponatremia, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004–2019

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4/1/2020
Builder 3rd Class, assigned to Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, detachment Guam, drinks water while reconstructing a roof for a home that was damaged during Typhoon Mangkhut. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger)

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Medical Surveillance Monthly Report

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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Medical Surveillance Monthly Report

Update: Sexually Transmitted Infections, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011-2019

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3/1/2020
Photomicrograph of a Gram-stained specimen demonstrating the presence of Gram-negative, intracellular diplococci, which is a finding indicative of the possible presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. Credit: CDC/Bill Schwartz

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Medical Surveillance Monthly Report

Update: Malaria, U.S. Armed Forces, 2019

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2/1/2020
An Anopheles gambiae mosquito in the process of obtaining a blood meal. Credit: CDC/James D. Gathany

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Medical Surveillance Monthly Report

Global respiratory surveillance program detects dangerous pathogens to keep armed forces healthy

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12/21/2017
Data from the Department of Defense Global Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance Program are presented to the Food and Drug Administration's annual Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee meeting to help inform the vaccine strain in the U.S. for the upcoming season that is administered to U.S. Armed Forces for health protection and readiness. (Photo Courtesy of  Defense Imagery Management Operations Center)

To reduce the impact of respiratory pathogens on service members, the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch coordinates a global respiratory surveillance program for the military. Learn how the program detects dangerous pathogens to keep armed forces healthy.

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Global Emerging Infections Surveillance | Respiratory Infections (RI) Surveillance | Global Health Engagement

2016 marks first year of zero combat amputations since the start of the Afghan, Iraq wars

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3/28/2017
An analysis by the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report recently reported 2016 marks the first year without combat amputations since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began. U.S. Armed Forces are at risk for traumatic amputations of limbs during combat deployments and other work hazards. (DoD photo)

An analysis by the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR) recently reported 2016 marks the first year of zero combat amputations since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began.

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Medical Surveillance Monthly Report | Epidemiology and Analysis

MHS supports Global Health Security Agenda through its Force Health Protection Mission

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1/29/2016
U.S. Government Global Health Security Agenda Partners

For nearly two decades, the Military Health System has supported global public health surveillance to protect its forces and allies

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Global Health Engagement | Pandemic Diseases | Global Health Security Agenda
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