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The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for all medically related Department of Defense policies, programs, and activities. The office is responsible for deployment medicine, force health protection, medical readiness, international health agreements, deployment related health policy, theater information systems, humanitarian and health missions, and national disaster support.

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Zika in the Americas: August 10, 2016

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8/10/2016

This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of August, 10, 2016. As of 10 AUG, there are 69 confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) cases in Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries, including 52 Service members, nine dependents, and eight retirees. There is one confirmed case in a pregnant service member. Read more:

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H7N9: August 3, 2016

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8/3/2016

This is a biosurveillance summary of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Surveillance Summary #64: August 3, 2016, as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. As of 3 AUG 2016, there have been 859 (+5) human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9), including 315 (+3) deaths, in China (+5), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Canada. Read more:

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Zika in the Americas: August 3, 2016

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8/3/2016

This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of August, 3, 2016. As of 1 AUG, there are 56 confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) cases, including 41 in Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries. There is one confirmed case in a pregnant service member. All cases were acquired OCONUS, with 29 reported from Puerto Rico. Read more:

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Zika in the Americas: July 27, 2016

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7/27/2016

This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of July 27, 2016. As per the AFHSB updated guidance for detecting and reporting DoD cases of ZIKV disease, confirmed and probable cases should be reported in DRSi as “Any Other Unusual Condition Not Listed,” with “Zika” entered in the comment field along with pertinent travel history and pregnancy status. Read more:

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Zika in the Americas: July 20, 2016

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7/20/2016

This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of July 20, 2016. From 1 MAY 2015 to 20 JUL 2016, confirmed autochthonous vector-borne transmission of Zika virus (ZIKV) has been reported in 42 (+1, Saba) countries and territories in the Western Hemisphere. Read more:

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Zika in the Americas: July 13, 2016

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7/13/2016

This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of July 13, 2016. From 1 MAY 2015 to 13 JUL 2016, confirmed autochthonous vector-borne transmission of Zika virus (ZIKV) has been reported in 41 (+1, St. Eustatius) countries and territories in the Western Hemisphere. Read more:

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H7N9: July 6, 2016

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7/6/2016

This is a biosurveillance summary of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Surveillance Summary #63: July 6, 2016, as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. As of 6 JUL 2016, there have been 854 (+9) human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9), including 312 (+2) deaths, in China (+9), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Canada. Read more:

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Zika in the Americas: July 6, 2016

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7/6/2016

This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of July 6, 2016. From 1 MAY 2015 to 6 JUL 2016, confirmed autochthonous vector-borne transmission of Zika virus (ZIKV) has been reported in 40 countries and territories in the Western Hemisphere. In AFRICOM, Cape Verde reported 7,580 cases as of 8 JUN. Read more:

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Global Influenza Summary: June 5, 2016

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6/5/2016

Global Influenza Summary: June 05, 2016

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Study Finds Strong Immune Response to HPV Vaccine Among Female Service Members

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5/11/2016

A new study of female service members that examined their immune response to a vaccine to combat the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer showed development of antibodies in 80 to 99 percent of recipients against each of the four strains of the disease.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 5 - May 2016

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1/1/2016

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Post-refractive surgery complications and eye disease, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014; Update: Urinary stones, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011–2015; Surveillance snapshot: Zika virus infection among Military Health System beneficiaries following introduction of the virus into the Western Hemisphere, 20 May 2016; Surveillance snapshot: Department of Defense Global, Laboratory-Based Influenza Surveillance Program, 2014–2015 season.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 6 - June 2016

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1/1/2016

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Identification of specific activities associated with fall-related injuries, active component, U.S. Army, 2011; Incidence and recent trends in functional gastrointestinal disorders, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 7 - July 2016

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1/1/2016

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Increasing severity of traumatic brain injury is associated with an increased risk of subsequent headache or migraine: a retrospective cohort study of U.S. active duty service members, 2006–2015; Use of complementary health approaches at military treatment facilities, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010–2015; Incident diagnoses of cancers in the active component and cancer-related deaths in the active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 8 - August 2016

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1/1/2016

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Incidence of abdominal hernias in service members, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014; Incidence of hiatal hernia in service members, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 1 - January 2016

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1/1/2016

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Update: Malaria, U.S. Armed Forces, 2015; Durations of service until first and recurrent episodes of clinically significant back pain, active component military members: changes among new accessions to service since calendar year 2000; Surveillance snapshot: Responses to questions about back pain in post-deployment health assessment questionnaires, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005-2014.

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