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SILVER SPRING, MD - While no cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have occurred in the United States or among U.S. servicemembers, DoD is taking no chances on missing any cases - and can take credit for identifying the earliest known patients.
BETHESDA, MD - After years of red tape, the military finally has received approval to proceed with the human-use protocol for Arbekacin, an antibiotic shown in laboratory tests to be effective against multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogens such as Acinetobacter, nicknamed Iraqibacter due to its prevalence during the war in Iraq.
Legislation Seeks Fines for Failure to Comply
WASHINGTON - As Congress considers legislation to require VA medical facilities to follow reportable infectious disease laws in the state or territory where they are located, VHA has issued a new mandate for that to be done immediately.
HINES, IL — Receiving appropriate amounts of information from valid sources may affect adherence to infection control recommendations during pandemics.
SAN DIEGO — Trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) and live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) were similarly effective in preventing influenza, influenza-like illness and pneumonia in active duty U.S. servicemembers, according to a new study.
SILVER SPRING, MD - Using genetic sequencing, military scientists have found new evidence that the first vaccine shown to prevent HIV infection in humans also has an effect on viruses in those already infected.
AMHERST, MA - Prior exposure to anthrax vaccine adsorbed (AVA) did not increase risk of disability separation from the Army or receipt of disability compensation from the VA, according to a consultant study.
FREDERICK, MD — Military researchers have moved a step closer to protecting humans against the deadly effects of Ebola virus.
RICHMOND, VA - Even though antibiotics may lead to an increase in international normalized ratio (INR) for older veterans on stable warfarin therapy, that may not result in clinically significant outcomes of bleeding or hospitalization, according to a new report.
TACOMA, WA - Sepsis, one of the leading causes of death in critical-care units, can progress rapidly, making early initiation of antibiotics critical.
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