Preventive Health

US Navy supports infectious disease prevention in the Republic of the Marshall Islands

A team of US Navy scientists from Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit Six (NEPMU-6) traveled to Majuro and Ebeye in the Republic of the Marshall Islands in January 2020 to work with local authorities from the Ministry of Health and Human Services and other regional partners to conduct training sessions to strengthen the local government’s ability to conduct disease …

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Mosquito Research Aids Vaccine Development

By Naval Medical Research Center public affairs Mosquitos are everywhere and can be hard to avoid. Through the research conducted at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), mosquitos play a vital role in successful vaccine development. Mosquitos can spread many diseases including dengue, West Nile Virus, Zika virus and malaria. Entomologists like Lt. Cmdr. Roxanne Burrus, Ph.D., working for NMRC’s …

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