Summary of the major potentially vaccine-preventable infectious diseases incurred by deployed US military forces, 1998-2009 Leishmaniasis Malaria Lyme Meningococcal Disease Disease Active 771 990 551 106 Reserve 420 68 445 20 TOTAL 1,191 1,058 996 126 Data from Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC
), "Defense Medical Surveillance System," 10 December 2009.
Along with a review of data made available by the AFHSC
A brigade unit roster was provided to the AFHSC, which returned DMSS data containing visit dates and International Classification of Disease 9th Revision (ICD-9) ([double dagger]) diagnosis codes for all inpatient and outpatient medical encounters captured electronically by the DMSS occurring between November 1, 2009 and October 28, 2010.
Potential injury risk factors included demographic characteristics obtained from AFHSC as well as health behavior, physical training, and physical fitness data collected by survey.
The AFHSC supported training activities for over 4,500 individuals from 96 countries as shown in Table 3.
Continued analysis of the 1918 pandemic mortality among Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand, and US forces was conducted by collaborators at the Australian Army Malaria Institute and AFHSC in FY 2011.
Through review of these programs, the AFHSC and its partners detected a decrease in vaccine effectiveness for the live-attenuated vaccine, especially with regards to the A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccine component.
Subject matter experts from the US Department of Homeland Security, AFHSC, Georgetown University, the George Washington University, and the Carolinas Medical Center presented on topics relevant to infectious disease and disaster response.
The IDDRC was one of several workshops planned by the AFHSC, the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, and US combatant commands that focus on emerging infectious disease outbreaks and disaster planning and response as a means of contributing to national, regional and global security.12 These engagements (workshops, conferences, tabletop exercises) bring together civil and military personnel to develop common strategies on surveillance, laboratory techniques, implementation of public health policies, use of vaccines, and military support for an effective pandemic response.
Peyus (Department of Homeland Security); CAPT Kevin Russell (AFHSC); Maj Issam Sebaihi (US CENTCOM); Brigadier General Maurice Sleem (Lebanese Army); CDR Carlos Williams (CDHAM)
* A postdeployment health assessment (DD Form 2796) must be completed for all Soldiers and DA civilians upon redeployment as prescribed by DoD and DA policy, and archived electronically at AFHSC.
* A postdeployment health reassessment (DD Form 2900) must be completed for all Soldiers and DA civilians upon redeployment as prescribed by DoD and DA policy and archived electronically at AFHSC.