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Health Protection and Surveillance

Support

Enhance the combat readiness of operational forces by providing specialized public health and disease surveillance services.

Consultation

Provide travel medicine assistance by offering recommended immunizations, disease alerts and personal safety reminders to travelers and deployable commands.

Services Provided

  • Malaria Consultation
  • Tuberculosis Consultation
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Consultations
  • Travel Vaccine Recommendations

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is malaria?
    A: Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Four kinds of malaria parasites have long been known to infect humans: Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae.

    • Q: What is tuberculosis?
      A: Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.

    • Q: What is Rabies?
      A: Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes.