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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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H7N9: January 18, 2017

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This is a biosurveillance summary of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Surveillance #67: January 18, 2017, as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. As of 18 JAN 2017, there have been 1,015 (+114) human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9), including 355 deaths, in China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), Macao SAR, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Canada. Read more:

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Global Influenza Summary: January 15, 2017

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Zika in the Americas: January 11, 2017

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This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of January 4, 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 11 JAN 2017, there have been 163 (+2) confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) disease cases (see table) since the first case was reported during the third week of 2016.

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Global Influenza Summary: January 8, 2017

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H7N9: January 5, 2017

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This is a biosurveillance summary of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Surveillance #66: January 5, 2017, as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. As of 5 JAN 2017, there have been 901 (37+) human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9), including 332 (+17) deaths, in China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), Macao SAR, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Canada. Read more:

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Zika in the Americas: January 4, 2017

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This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of January 11, 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 4 JAN 2017, there have been 161 confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) disease cases (see table) since the first case was reported during the third week of 2016.

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Global Influenza Summary: January 1, 2017

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MSMR Vol. 24 No. 11 - November 2017

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Pregnancies and live births, active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012–2016; Contraception among active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012–2016; Complications and care related to pregnancy, labor, and delivery among active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012–2016; Incidence and burden of gynecologic disorders, active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012–2016; Department of Defense Birth and Infant Health Registry: select reproductive health outcomes, 2003–2014

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MSMR Vol. 24 No. 12 - December 2017

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Insomnia and motor vehicle accident–related injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016; Seizures among active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016; Brief report: Prevalence of hepatitis B and C virus infections in U.S. Air Force basic military trainees who donated blood, 2013–2016; Fatigue and related comorbidities, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016.

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MSMR Vol. 24 No. 10 - October 2017

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella among service members and other beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 2010-2016; Update: Cold weather injuries, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2012-June 2017; Surveillance snapshot: Influenza vaccine effectiveness, U.S. European Command, as estimated by the Department of Defense Global, Laboratory-Based Influenza Surveillance Program, 2016-2017 influenza season; Surveillance snapshot: Influenza immunization among U.S. Armed Forces healthcare workers, August 2012-April 2017

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MSMR Vol. 24 No. 9 - September 2017

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Review of the U.S. military's human immunodeficiency virus program: a legacy of progress and a future of promise; 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 2012–June 2017; Sexually transmitted infections, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016; Brief report: Use of ICD-10 code A51.31 (condyloma latum) for identifying cases of secondary syphilis

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MSMR Vol. 24 No. 8 - August 2017

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Multiple sclerosis among service members of the active and reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces and among other beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 2007–2016; Challenges with diagnosing and investigating suspected active tuberculosis disease in military trainees; Brief report: Mid-season influenza vaccine effectiveness estimates for the 2016–2017 influenza season

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MSMR Vol. 24 No. 7 - July 2017

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Skin and soft tissue infections, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2013–2016; Age-period-cohort analysis of colorectal cancer, service members aged 20–59 years, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1997–2016; Incidence of gastrointestinal infections among U.S. active component service members stationed in the U.S. compared to U.S civilians, 2012–2014; Brief report: Laboratory characterization of noroviruses identified in specimens from Military Health System beneficiaries during an outbreak in Germany, 2016–2017; Surveillance snapshot: Norovirus outbreaks among military forces, 2008–2016.

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MSMR Vol. 24 No. 6 - June 2017

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Incidence of Campylobacter intestinal infections, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016; Incidence of nontyphoidal Salmonella intestinal infections, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016; Incidence of Shigella intestinal infections, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016; Using records of diagnoses from healthcare encounters and laboratory test results to estimate the incidence of norovirus infections, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016: limitations to this approach; Incidence of Escherichia coli intestinal infections, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016; Surveillance snapshot: Annual incidence rates and monthly distribution of cases of gastrointestinal infection, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016.

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MSMR Vol. 24 No. 5 - May 2017

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Viral hepatitis A, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016; Viral hepatitis B, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016; Viral hepatitis C, U.S. military service members and beneficiaries, 2008–2016; Brief report: Tinea pedis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000–2016; and Surveillance snapshot: Respiratory infections resulting in hospitalization, U.S. Air Force recruits, October 2010–February 2017.

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