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U.S. Navy is a Leader Developing Malaria Vaccine

By Dr. Eileen Villasante, Head, Malaria Department, and Capt. Judith Epstein, Clinical Director, Malaria Department, Naval Medical Research Center U.S. military forces are at great risk of developing malaria while deployed in endemic areas. In fact, more person-days were lost among U.S. military personnel due to malaria than to bullets during every military campaign fought in malaria-endemic regions during the …

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What is More Frightening than a Great White Shark?

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Luke Peet, preventive medicine technician, Directorate for Public Health, USNS COMFORT (TAH-20) Over the years there have been numerous films and documentaries on the great white shark.  This feeding frenzy of fear roughly began in the 1970’s, when Peter Benchley’s book “Jaws” was brought to life on the silver screen. Those frightful images and depictions of the …

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The Taming of the Elephant Shrew: A Look Back at Navy Medicine’s 1948 Expedition from Cairo to Cape Town

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery “He was the most agile talker to whom I ever had listened,” Admiral Lamont Pugh would later recall of his meeting 26-year old explorer-to-be named Wendell Phillips in August 1947.1 A former Superintendent of the Navy Medical School, Pugh was serving as the Deputy Chief of Bureau of Medicine …

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Navy Medicine Continues Work on Malaria Vaccine

From Capt. Judith Epstein, malaria vaccine development program, Naval Medical Research Center When it comes to the malaria parasite, how dangerous is a mosquito to deployed Sailors and Marines?  Malaria, caused by the protozoan Plasmodium which is carried by a mosquito, is responsible for more suffering and death across the world than any other parasite. More person-days were lost among …

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Newsletter for Navy and Marine Corps Medicine

By Valerie A. Kremer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Navy Medicine is proud to present the August 2013 issue of the Navy and Marine Corps Medical News newsletter. It features various articles and photos highlighting the great work being done across the Navy Medicine enterprise around the world. This month highlights Immunization Awareness month.  Click here to …

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