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Sunburn among active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2013 Sunburn among active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2013

"Sunburn cases occurred in all areas of the U.S., particularly near major recruit and combat training locations. Service members are strongly advised to practice sun safety..."

Brief report: sunburn diagnoses while deployed in Southwest/Central Asia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2013 Brief report: sunburn diagnoses while deployed in Southwest/Central Asia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2013

"Compared to the findings for the non-deployed setting, a greater proportion of sunburn cases in the deployed setting occurred during the cooler months of the year..."

Surveillance of cataract in active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2013 Surveillance of cataract in active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2013

"The Army had the highest incidence rate of cataract from all causes while the Marine Corps had the lowest incidence rate. Interestingly, the Marine Corps had the highest incidence rate of traumatic cataract..."

Relationships between diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections and urinary tract infections among male service members diagnoses with urethritis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2013 Relationships between diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections and urinary tract infections among male service members diagnoses with urethritis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2013

"Overall, approximately one-fourth (23.6%) of all male service members who had at least one UTI-related diagnosis of urethritis also had one or more STI diagnoses during their military service careers..."

 

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AFHSC 2013-2014 Annual Report Released
AFHSC 2013-2014 Annual Report Released

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center 2013-2014 Annual Report provides updates on the health surveillance activities relevant to U.S. military service members and associated populations. AFHSC health surveillance activities have expanded in scale, scope and depth to address evolving health challenges and emerging threats around the world.

Detecting and Reporting DoD Cases of Chikungunya
Detecting and Reporting DoD Cases of Chikungunya

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center is providing guidance as of 25 JUL 2014 on the testing and reporting of Chikungunya.

Detecting and Reporting DoD Cases of MERS-CoV Infection
Detecting and Reporting DoD Cases of MERS-CoV Infection

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center is providing guidance as of 27 MAY 2014.

Influenza A (H7N9) Testing Guidance
Influenza A (H7N9) Testing Guidance

Guidance on diagnostic and surveillance testing for avian influenza A (H7N9) as of 28 FEB 2014.

AFHSC Sponsors First West Africa Malaria Task Force Meeting
AFHSC Sponsors First West Africa Malaria Task Force Meeting

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) and the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) are sponsoring medical personnel and experts from the eight nations that comprise the Economic Community of West African States to share best practices in the prevention and treatment of malaria during a three-day of meeting of the first-ever West Africa Malaria Task Force in Accra, Ghana.

A New Study Shows Residing in High Altitude Military Facilities Protects Service Members From Obesity
A New Study Shows Residing in High Altitude Military Facilities Protects Service Members From Obesity

Overweight U.S. service members are 41 percent less likely to transition to clinical obesity when stationed at military facilities located at high altitude, according to a new study in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS One.

Force Health Protection: Inside AFHSC
Force Health Protection: Inside AFHSC

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) plays a critical role in force health protection. AFHSC watches over the health of all those who serve our nation in uniform through its mission of medical surveillance. Explore the scope of AFHSC programs and initiatives for our U.S. service members and allies that are critical to our national security interests.

View Annual HIV Update
Annual HIV Update

Routine screening for antibodies to HIV-1, civilian applicants for U.S. military service and U.S. Armed Forces, active and reserve components, August 2011.

Influenza Surveillance Summary and Reports Influenza Surveillance Summary and Reports

Weekly and annual influenza updates ...Read more

DMSSDefense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS)


Database containing up-to-date and historical...Read more

Installation Injury ReportsInstallation Injury Reports


Injury related data of active duty U.S. service members based on...Read more

DoDSR DoD Serum Repository (DoDSR)


Specimens contained in the DoDSR are available to researchers...Read more

Armed Forces Reportable EventsArmed Forces Reportable Events


Achieves data consistency and standardization of...Read more


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