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Naval Health Research Center Investigators Track Vaccine in Military Recruits

By Cmdr. Dennis J. Faix, MC, USN; Anthony Hawksworth, Cmdr. Patrick J. Blair, MSC, USN Military recruits are particularly vulnerable to respiratory infections like the cold or flu because of crowded living quarters and shared facilities.  Adenoviruses, a large family of viruses, are the most common cause of respiratory infections and outbreaks in military recruits. “Boot camp flu” and “recruit …

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