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Service members often live and work in close quarters, making them vulnerable to the spread of contagious pathogens that can degrade operational readiness. Situational awareness of respiratory morbidity and outbreaks is key to protecting and maintaining operational readiness and force health protection.
We determine etiologies of respiratory pathogens that cause disease among Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiaries and provide actionable surveillance data to military line and medical leaders and research partners. The work done by our Respiratory Surveillance team serves as an early warning system for the presence of dangerous pathogens, allowing military leaders and medical professionals to take action that prevents or contains respiratory disease outbreaks.
NHRC’s bacteriology section specializes in the culture of respiratory pathogens, including:
NHRC uses viral culture and immunoassays to isolate and identify respiratory viruses to include:
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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