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  • According to a recent NHRC study, the Adenovirus vaccine has shown to dramatically reduce the number of military recruits burdened with the disease. A 100-fold decline was seen following the adenovirus vaccine resumption in late 2011 at eight training sites proving the effectiveness of the vaccine.
  • With disease surveillance sites around the world, NHRC's team recently began studying diarrheal diseases to support enteric vaccines for military service members. The team hopes to mitigate one of the most prevalent health concerns amongst deployed forces.​
  • NHRC Research Protects U.S. Military Recruits from Respiratory Illness
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Researchers from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) discussed ongoing surveillance for adenovirus, a contagious pathogen that causes respiratory illness, among U.S. military recruits during basic training at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHRSRS), Aug. 27.
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  • Meningococcal Disease Surveillance Protects the Health of U.S. Forces
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Scientists from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) discussed the role that ongoing meningococcal disease surveillance plays in force health protection during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Aug. 27.
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  • NHRC Launches Norovirus Vaccine Trial
    SAN DIEGO – The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) has launched a clinical trial at Recruit Training Command (RTC) to evaluate the effectiveness of the first norovirus vaccine in reducing outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis, June 14.
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  • NHRC Hosts Respiratory Diseases Working Group to Keep Warfighters Healthy
    SAN DIEGO – The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) hosted a working group for military researchers from around the globe to discuss future directions for respiratory diseases surveillance, testing, and research in support of force health protection, May 24-25.
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  • NHRC Cleared by CDC to Test for Zika Virus
    SAN DIEGO – The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) was cleared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to test clinical specimens for Zika virus April 4.
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  • NHRC Partners with DTRA to Protect Warfighters from Emerging Infectious Disease
    SAN DIEGO – Scientists from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) held a two-day meeting to discuss progress and goals for a joint biosurveillance project, March 7-8.
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  • BLOG - The Science Behind the Flu Vaccine
    By Cmdr. Gary Brice, Director for Operational Infectious Diseases, Naval Health Research Center Fever. Chills. Headaches and body aches. Getting the flu isn’t fun and it can lay low even the healthiest individual. That’s why every year, starting in August, there’s a call throughout the military for personnel to get their flu vaccination—it is currently the best protection against the flu.
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  • NHRC Hosts Public Health Scientists from Mexico for Joint Training
    SAN DIEGO – The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) recently hosted an exchange visit with four scientists from Mexico’s Instituto de Diagnostico y Referencia Epidemiologicos (InDRE) for training in molecular biology, microbiology, and laboratory safety Nov. 30-Dec. 4.
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  • Study of Blood Samples from Adenovirus-Vaccinated Military Members Shows No Virus Post-Vaccination
    SAN DIEGO – A study conducted by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), published in the Journal of Clinical Virology Oct. 29, found that blood samples from military members who received the adenovirus vaccine had no detectable amounts of the virus post-vaccination.
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  • Naval Health Research Center Concludes Six-year Vaccine Study With FDA
    The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) recently concluded one of the largest vaccine safety studies in the command's history, contributing to the fourth and final phase of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) smallpox vaccine safety trials.
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  • Naval Health Research Center Volunteers to Support STEM Education
    Two Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) researchers volunteered as judges for the 2014 Discovery Charter School Science Fair this month, which featured more than 75 submissions of scientific and engineering-based research projects by students in grades four through eight. 
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