Respiratory diseases among U.S. Military personnel: Countering emerging threats

Gregory C. Gray, Johnny D. Callahan, Anthony W. Hawksworth, Carol A. Fisher, Joel C. Gaydos

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Abstract

Emerging respiratory disease agents, increased antibiotic resistance, and the loss of effective vaccines threaten to increase the incidence of respiratory disease in military personnel. We examine six respiratory pathogens (adenoviruses, influenza viruses, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Bordetella pertussis) and review the impact of the diseases they cause, past efforts to control these diseases in U.S. military personnel, as well as current treatment and surveillance strategies, limitations in diagnostic testing, and vaccine needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-387
Number of pages9
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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