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Emerg Infect Dis. 1999 May-Jun;5(3):379-85.

Respiratory diseases among U.S. military personnel: countering emerging threats.

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Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California 92186-5122, USA. Gray@nhrc.navy.mil

Abstract

Emerging respiratory disease agents, increased antibiotic resistance, and the loss of effective vaccines threaten to increase the incidence of respiratory disease in military personnel. We examine six respiratory pathogens (adenoviruses, influenza viruses, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Bordetella pertussis) and review the impact of the diseases they cause, past efforts to control these diseases in U.S. military personnel, as well as current treatment and surveillance strategies, limitations in diagnostic testing, and vaccine needs.

PMID:
10341174
PMCID:
PMC2640764
DOI:
10.3201/eid0503.990308
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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