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Health Readiness

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: April 19, 2017

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4/19/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of April 19, 2017. As of 1300 on 19 APR, there have been 173 (+2) confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) disease cases (see table) since the first case was reported in JAN 2016.

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Global Influenza Summary: April 16, 2017

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4/16/2017

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H7N9: April 12, 2017

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4/12/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Surveillance #73: April 12, 2017, as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. As of 12 APR, the total influenza A (H7N9) human case count since the fifth seasonal epidemic of H7N9 began on 1 OCT 2016 is 730 (+74) cases with at least 208 deaths. Read more:

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Global Influenza Summary: April 9, 2017

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4/9/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of respiratory highlights during 9 - 22 April 2017 ( surveillance weeks 15 & 16), as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. A total of 192 specimens were collected and received from 38 locations. Results were finalized for 181 specimens from 37 locations. Read more:

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Zika in the Americas: April 5, 2017

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4/5/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of April 5, 2017. Weekly incidence among Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries has decreased significantly since its peak during the week ending 30 JUL 2016.

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Global Influenza Summary: April 2, 2017

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4/2/2017

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H7N9: March 29, 2017

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3/29/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Surveillance #72: March 29, 2017, as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. As of 29 MAR, the total of influenza A (H7N9) human case count since the fifth seasonal epidemic or “wave” of H7N9 which began on 1 OCT 2016 is 656 (-15) cases with 122 (-10) deaths. Read more:

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Global Influenza Summary: March 26, 2017

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3/26/2017

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Zika in the Americas: March 22, 2017

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3/22/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of March 22, 2017. Weekly incidence among Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries has decreased significantly since its peak during the week ending 30 JUL 2016. As of 1300 on 22 MAR, there have been 170 (+1) confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV).

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H7N9: March 16, 2017

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3/16/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Surveillance #71: March 16, 2017, as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. As of 16 MAR, the total of influenza A (H7N9) human case count since the fifth seasonal epidemic or “wave” of H7N9 beginning 1 OCT 2016 is 671 ( +100) cases with 132 (+14) deaths. Read more:

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Global Influenza Summary: March 12, 2017

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3/12/2017

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Zika in the Americas: March 8, 2017

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3/8/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of March 8, 2017. Weekly incidence among Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries has decreased significantly since its peak during the week ending 30 JUL 2016. As of 1300 on 8 MAR, there have been 169 (+1) confirmed Zika virus.

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Global Influenza Summary: March 5, 2017

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3/5/2017

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H7N9: March 1, 2017

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3/1/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Surveillance #70: March 1, 2017, as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. As of 1 MAR 2017, the total influenza A (H7N9) human case count since the fifth seasonal epidemic or “wave’ of H7N9 beginning 1 OCT 2016 is 571 (+172) cases with 118 (+40) deaths. Read more:

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Global Influenza Summary: February 26, 2017

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2/26/2017

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