Tag Archives: infectious disease

Navy Medicine: 2015 Year in Review

Throughout the year, Navy Medicine maintained its ability and capability to deploy whenever, wherever, to meet the needs of our Navy and Marine Corps. We deployed with the Navy’s two hospital ships to build trust and cooperation with partner nations. Navy Medicine ambassadors made an impact across the United States, engaging with citizens of local communities. Throughout the year, we …

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Navy Medicine and the 2020 National HIV Prevention Strategy

By Michael R. (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, Manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center In July 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. was updated for 2020 by the Office for National AIDS Policy. The strategic vision is that our United States “will become a place where new HIV infections are rare, …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Jamal Dejli

As a microbiologist, Navy Medicine has taken me away from the laboratory bench and routine patient sample processing to a more challenging, diversified and rewarding career. It has molded me into the naval officer I am today. I am a native of Safi, Morocco and resident of the state of Massachusetts.  I was employed as a medical technologist at Massachusetts …

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Navy Medicine and the Eradication of the Tetanus Menace

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian Before the advent of tetanus antitoxin, “lock-jaw” attacked many of the wounded and killed almost all of its victims. Antitoxin prophylaxis and treatment improved the situation but, in spite of the best possible use of antitoxic serum, tetanus still occurred, and those who developed the infection, the mortality remained high. ~Capt. W.W. Hall, MC, …

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NAMRU-3: Infectious Disease Physician Describes Rewarding Experience in Ghana

By Lt. Cmdr. Nehkonti Adams Did you know that in addition to human beings, birds and pigs can also become infected with influenza? Establishing surveillance for diseases such as influenza is one of many accomplishments of U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3) Ghana Detachment. I will share with you some of the amazing work we are involved in …

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