Infectious diseases can impact military personnel across the globe and reduce the readiness of individuals and entire units. To prevent infection and reduce the impact of pathogens that cause illness, researchers with the Department of Defense (DoD) must study the prevalence, risk factors, and causes of morbidity and mortality for infectious diseases.
NHRC uses several recently developed diagnostic technologies to study disease distribution and etiology. These tools, including both molecular genetics platforms and protein-based identification systems, are designed to be broadly inclusive (highly multiplexed), enabling research involving the complex pathogen content of a specimen. They not only offer effective diagnoses of respiratory and enteric pathogens, but can also simultaneously screen bio-warfare/bio-threat agents.
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