Health

NAMRU-3 – Navy Medical Research has a home in Cairo, Egypt

By Capt. John Gilstad, commanding officer, U.S. Naval Research Unit No. 3 Navy Medicine’s research and development spans the globe and is led by Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. There are three overseas infectious disease research and surveillance activities: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) No. 3 in Cairo Egypt, with a major field site in Accra …

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Insider’s Perspective: Navy Mobile Lab in Bong County, Liberia

By Lt. James Regeimbal Jr., microbiologist, first mobile laboratory team in Liberia Stepping off the helicopter onto a dusty field in Bong County, the contrast with Monrovia could not be starker.  Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, located in Montserrado County, is a city of concrete and glass; with all the sounds and smells of any major city. Monrovia also …

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Capt. Phillips and the Fight against Cholera

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Cholera is a killing disease. It strikes quickly, and if you don’t get treatment quickly you die…Cholera is an intestinal disease. It quickly attacks the body’s organisms and causes acute uncontrollable diarrhea and great loss of body fluids…Cholera is also a highly contagious.   ~Voice of America Radio Documentary on …

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Improving Treatment and Prevention of Travelers’ Diarrhea Among Deployed Personnel

Story courtesy of Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs Recently Cmdr. Ramiro Gutierrez, from the Naval Medical Research Center’s (NMRC) Enteric Diseases Department (EDD) spent two weeks in Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, as a site investigator supporting field trials aimed at improving the treatment and prevention of travelers’ diarrhea (TD) among deployed personnel. “Joint Task Force-Bravo, located at Soto Cano …

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NAMRU – San Antonio Investigators Develop Portable Ozone Sterilizer

By Roy E. Dory, Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio Combat operations and humanitarian missions often place military clinicians, dentists, and front-line corpsmen in austere conditions. Currently available sterilization systems intended for field use are often bulky and require consumable resources, including chemicals or large sources of energy, which must be transported to the point of use. Recent testing by researchers …

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