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Collaboration Leads to Innovation: Camp Blanding and Navy Entomology Center of Excellence Partnership

By Lt. Hanayo Arimoto, Navy Entomology Center of Excellence  As a budding Navy Entomologist with just over two years in the service, I’ve learned how important it is to build and maintain partnerships between centers.  These collaborations are absolutely essential to the testing and evaluation of novel vector management control technology and techniques used in force health protection. I feel privileged to …

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

By Lt. Jen Wright, Navy Entomology Center of Excellence No one likes that sneaking suspicion upon returning from a vacation that perhaps you have brought back more than a great tan and some fanciful knick knacks. That perchance those abhorrent little hitch hikers that strike fear in the heart of travelers worldwide have made their way home with you … …

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Jointness Across Navy Medicine

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Jointness is paramount as we move toward a more collaborative and plugged-in world across the Military Health System. By partnering with our sister services and other federal health care institutions, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and our academic partners, we are …

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Navy entomologist mentors college students on insects, public health

By Lt. James Dunford, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BACKGROUND ON AUTHOR:  Lt. James Dunford had an interest in the study of insects at an early age, and carried that interest to earn a Ph.D. in Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. While attending UF, he taught courses on insect identification and general entomology, and was recipient …

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Navy Entomology Center of Excellence’s Update on West Nile Virus

Lt. Jen Wright, Navy Entomology Center of Excellence The United States is experiencing the greatest outbreak of West Nile Virus (WNV) since its initial introduction in New York during the summer of 1999. A total of 1,590 cases of WNV cases have been reported with 66 of those cases resulting in death according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) …

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