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Controlling a Formidable Adversary: Disease-Transmitting Aedes Mosquitoes

By Lt. Cmdr. James Dunford, entomologist, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Prevention of mosquito-borne diseases plays an important role in the success of military operations. Re-emerging and emerging infectious diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus are becoming increasingly more common in the Western Hemisphere. The primary vectors implicated in the spread of these viruses, Aedes aegypti (yellow …

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Preventive Medicine Department Hosts Hawaii NEPMU-6

By Lt. j.g. Richelle Magalhaes, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Preventive Medicine Countless good things come out of Hawaii: pineapples, hula dancing, Kona coffee and the less well-known, but arguably equally important, Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit – 6 (NEPMU-6). The Guam Naval Hospital Preventive Medicine (Prev Med.) Department receives support from NEPMU-6 in all matters related to public health. The …

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