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Navy entomologist conducts vector surveillance throughout Asia

Article
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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Army entomologist searches for diseases in Africa

Article
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

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

Article
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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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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