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The GEIS respiratory network is comprised of partnerships with Army, Navy, and Air Force public health and medical resea...
07/17/2020
DoD Leverages GEIS Respiratory Surveillance to Respond to COVID-19

The GEIS respiratory network is comprised of partnerships with Army, Navy, and Air Force public health and medical research laboratories. It includes hundreds of surveillance sites in over 30 countries. Read how we monitor our environment: https://health.mil/News/Articles/2020/07/15/DoD-Leverages-GEIS-Respiratory-Surveillance-to-Respond-to-COVID-19

AFHSB’s Global Emerging Infection Surveillance (GEIS) program manages a global laboratory network to detect emergent diseases and track respiratory illnesses such as influenza.

Have you read the latest Medical Surveillance Monthly Report? Our flagship publication reaches professionals throughout ...
07/16/2020

Have you read the latest Medical Surveillance Monthly Report? Our flagship publication reaches professionals throughout the Military Health including public health officials, clinicians, researchers, academicians, healthcare planners, policymakers, and analysts. Subscribe today www.health.mil/MSMRSubscribe.

AFHSB established the Integrated Biosurveillance section to execute global horizon scanning of public health threats to ...
07/15/2020

AFHSB established the Integrated Biosurveillance section to execute global horizon scanning of public health threats to military forces operating in all six Geographic Combatant Commands. Learn more about the Health Surveillance Explorer: https://health.mil/hse

We provide support to Dept of Defense leadership by producing a broad range of epidemiological surveillance reports. AFH...
07/14/2020

We provide support to Dept of Defense leadership by producing a broad range of epidemiological surveillance reports. AFHSB's Epidemiology and Analysis section also consults with Military Health officials on public health issues such as #coronavirus and influenza.

Get to know us! AFHSB’s Data Management and Technical Support manages the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS). Th...
07/13/2020

Get to know us! AFHSB’s Data Management and Technical Support manages the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS). The DMSS contains billions of data records on service members and other MHS beneficiaries.

Epidemiologists analyze data and provide public health support to the mission. Learn more about these scientists who stu...
07/11/2020

Epidemiologists analyze data and provide public health support to the mission. Learn more about these scientists who study diseases within populations of people. #publichealth

07/10/2020

If you have recovered from COVID-19, we want you to consider donating plasma. Collection of plasma from beneficiaries who have recovered from COVID-19 will help the DoD to support the development of therapeutics to help protect and care for service members who contract COVID-19 in the future.

#DYK AFHSB conducts medical surveillance and is organized into four sections: Integrated Biosurveillance, Epidemiology a...
07/09/2020

#DYK AFHSB conducts medical surveillance and is organized into four sections: Integrated Biosurveillance, Epidemiology and Analysis, Global Emerging Infections Surveillance, and Data Management and Technical Support. We are also supported by three Military Service-aligned satellite offices.

#TechTuesday Apps like this may help protect the health and improve the readiness of DoD’s military and beneficiaries. #...
07/07/2020

#TechTuesday Apps like this may help protect the health and improve the readiness of DoD’s military and beneficiaries. #HealthSurveillance

Mobile mental health tools can provide valuable support during the #COVID19Pandemic. DHA Connected Health's LifeArmor app has information on 17 common health concerns, including sleep, depression, relationship issues, and post-traumatic stress. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xwUqS. #TechTuesday

We closely monitor the health of our Service members. It is our first priority. #healthsurveillance #KnowYourMil
07/06/2020

We closely monitor the health of our Service members. It is our first priority. #healthsurveillance #KnowYourMil

As of June 30: More than 2.5 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States, with 40 states and jurisdictions reporting more than 10,000 cases. Cases are increasing. Protect yourself and your loved ones and help slow the spread of COVID-19:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering.
- When you go out in public, stay at least 6 feet from other people.
- Wash your hands frequently. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
See how many cases have been reported in your state: https://bit.ly/2UjQ9XR.

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06/30/2020

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The latest issue of the June Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR) is here! Read about the impact of the 2018-2019 ...
06/29/2020

The latest issue of the June Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR) is here! Read about the impact of the 2018-2019 influenza season and animal-related injuries in the Army. Dowload the latest issue: www.health.mil/msmr

You’re at higher risk for serious illness from #COVID19 if you have chronic medical conditions like diabetes, heart dise...
06/27/2020

You’re at higher risk for serious illness from #COVID19 if you have chronic medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease. Take these actions: https://go.usa.gov/xd68D #Coronavirus

How does an Army entomologist search for diseases in Africa? https://bit.ly/2VoC9gS  #Surveillance #PublicHealth
06/26/2020

How does an Army entomologist search for diseases in Africa? https://bit.ly/2VoC9gS #Surveillance #PublicHealth

Learn how Navy entomologist Jodi Fiorenzano conducts vector surveillance throughout Asia: https://bit.ly/3g4VoEq
06/26/2020

Learn how Navy entomologist Jodi Fiorenzano conducts vector surveillance throughout Asia: https://bit.ly/3g4VoEq

#DYK Mental health disorders accounted for more medical evacuations than any other single category of illnesses or injur...
06/25/2020

#DYK Mental health disorders accounted for more medical evacuations than any other single category of illnesses or injurie. Learn more in the June issue of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report: www.health.mil/msmr

#DYK During 2019, there were 17,431,300 reported ambulatory visits of active duty Service members. Read the May issue of...
06/24/2020

#DYK During 2019, there were 17,431,300 reported ambulatory visits of active duty Service members. Read the May issue of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report to understand these types of encounters: www.health.mil/msmr

#DYK? Adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic disea...
06/24/2020

#DYK? Adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. #MensHealth

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06/23/2020

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AFHSB’s Febrile and Vector-Borne Infections #surveillance program studies mosquitoes, ticks, and other bugs that transmi...
06/22/2020

AFHSB’s Febrile and Vector-Borne Infections #surveillance program studies mosquitoes, ticks, and other bugs that transmit diseases to our military populations. Learn the details about this important work during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 21-27, 2020

Please don’t let concerns about #COVID19 cause you to delay care if you’re having a medical emergency. We’re taking ever...
06/22/2020

Please don’t let concerns about #COVID19 cause you to delay care if you’re having a medical emergency. We’re taking every precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the ER and your risk for infection does not outweigh the potential risk for delayed medical treatment.

Military Health
06/18/2020

Military Health

How much water should you be drinking? On average, a person engaged in physical activity that lasts less than one hour should be drinking 16 ounces to 32 ounces of water every hour. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xwmDJ.

COVID-19-like illnesses (CLI) case definitions were created for syndromic surveillance and modeled after influenza-like ...
06/15/2020

COVID-19-like illnesses (CLI) case definitions were created for syndromic surveillance and modeled after influenza-like illness (ILI) monitoring. Read how AFHSB collects this data in the May MSMR: http://health.mil/msmr #COVID19

The MSMR staff welcomes manuscript submissions for relevant topics in military public health, epidemiology, surveillance...
06/15/2020

The MSMR staff welcomes manuscript submissions for relevant topics in military public health, epidemiology, surveillance, and disease and injury prevention. Submit today: https://go.usa.gov/xdDvQ

06/15/2020

The Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR) invites readers to submit topics for consideration for future MSMR reports. Email article ideas and suggestions to the MSMR editor at [email protected].

AFHSB supports World Blood Donor Day today on June 14. Respiratory viruses, in general, are not known to be transmitted ...
06/14/2020

AFHSB supports World Blood Donor Day today on June 14. Respiratory viruses, in general, are not known to be transmitted by #blood transfusion. For @militaryblood, the goal is always a safe supply of #blood to our warfighters & families in need. #COVID19

Defense Health Agency
06/12/2020

Defense Health Agency

Are you still teleworking during the #COVID19Pandemic? Remember to take breaks and disconnect when your work day is over.

AFHSB’s public health professionals established a genetic sequencing process for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes #COVI...
06/11/2020

AFHSB’s public health professionals established a genetic sequencing process for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes #COVID19. This process is vital in understanding how the virus is transmitted and how to prevent future transmission. Learn what we do: www.health.mil/geis

June is #MensHealthMonth. Statistics show men are less likely than women to seek medical care and are more likely to smo...
06/11/2020

June is #MensHealthMonth. Statistics show men are less likely than women to seek medical care and are more likely to smoke, drink, and choose unhealthy or risky behaviors.

#DYK Which military recruit training sites recorded the largest number of medical encounters or documented the most indi...
06/10/2020

#DYK Which military recruit training sites recorded the largest number of medical encounters or documented the most individuals affected by a major disease? Read the May monthly report for details www.health.mil/msmr.

Understanding #COVID19 symptoms is the first simple measure you can take to protect yourself and your community. Learn m...
06/10/2020

Understanding #COVID19 symptoms is the first simple measure you can take to protect yourself and your community. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xdMY5 #Coronavirus

The May issue of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report or MSMR looks back at the number of recorded illnesses, disease...
06/09/2020

The May issue of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report or MSMR looks back at the number of recorded illnesses, diseases, and trends that impacted military troops in 2019. Download the annual summary issue: www.health.mil/msmr

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06/09/2020

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Welcome to the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) official page on Facebook! Following We are on Facebook to provide timely, relevant, actionable and comprehensive health surveillance information in order to promote, maintain and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations. The AFHSB leads a collaborative effort that includes the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Protection and & Readiness, U.S. and foreign military services, civilian agencies, clinical experts and academic institutions that are dedicated to improving the health of service members and their families. While this is an open forum, it’s also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clear. In addition, we ask you to follow the Department of Defense user agreement which can be found here: http://www.defense.gov/socialmedia/user-agreement.aspx. Furthermore, the appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by AFHSC of the linked websites, or the information, products or service contained therein. Please let us know about existing external links you believe are inappropriate. This page is administered by the following: BC - Mr. Cowles, AFHSB Media Specialist JE – Ms. Evans, AFHSB Public Relations and Media Specialist If you have a media query, please contact Bryan Cowles or Judith Evans, AFHSB Media Relations at 301-319-3240.

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