Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division-AFHSD

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AFHSD maintains a stationary position and plays a critical role in force health protection across the U.S. Department of...
11/01/2021

AFHSD maintains a stationary position and plays a critical role in force health protection across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). #MondayMood

AFHSD maintains a stationary position and plays a critical role in force health protection across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). #MondayMood

COVID-19 cases continue to decrease in the U.S. Continue to #StayVigilant and stay healthy.
10/29/2021

COVID-19 cases continue to decrease in the U.S. Continue to #StayVigilant and stay healthy.

COVID-19 cases continue to decrease across most of the country, but the overall level of community transmission remains high in the United States.

The current 7-day average of daily new cases is 68,793, a 7.4% decrease from the previous 7-day period. Getting vaccinated is the best way to help prevent COVID-19, especially severe illness and death.

Everyone—vaccinated or not—should continue to wear a mask indoors in public areas with a substantial or high level of community transmission. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3jKQUYh

It's National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from Oct. 24-30. A MSMR study found that across the U.S. Department of Defe...
10/28/2021

It's National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from Oct. 24-30. A MSMR study found that across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), there were 177,061 blood lead level tests performed between 2010 and 2017 among 162,238 pediatric TRICARE beneficiaries.

A peek inside the labHundreds of investigations have been completed using specimens from the DoD Serum Repository and as...
10/28/2021

A peek inside the lab

Hundreds of investigations have been completed using specimens from the DoD Serum Repository and associated data from the Defense Medical Surveillance System. These studies have investigated a variety of infectious diseases, injuries, environmental exposures, and mental health conditions to monitor the health and well-being of U.S. service members. #AFHSD_DMTS #lab #research

A peek inside the lab

Hundreds of investigations have been completed using specimens from the DoD Serum Repository and associated data from the Defense Medical Surveillance System. These studies have investigated a variety of infectious diseases, injuries, environmental exposures, and mental health conditions to monitor the health and well-being of U.S. service members. #AFHSD_DMTS #lab #research

Routine surveillance and reporting help capture accurate data.Standard surveillance case definitions developed by the Ar...
10/27/2021

Routine surveillance and reporting help capture accurate data.

Standard surveillance case definitions developed by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division-AFHSD were used to identify International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision codes corresponding to the mental and behavioral health conditions of interest. Read the latest issue: https://www.health.mil/msmr #ICD10 #DiagnosticCodes

#StayVigilant The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) supports the #COVID19 vaccination mandate and the use of other public...
10/26/2021
'Getting vaccinated is like wearing body armor' says Army Public Health Center expert

#StayVigilant
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) supports the #COVID19 vaccination mandate and the use of other public health measures in order to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.

Sometimes the reporting around breakthrough infections can create a perception that the COVID-19 vaccines are not effective, but this is far from the case.

NOTICE: A sixth case of Ebola was confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Access the Health Surveillance Explorer...
10/26/2021

NOTICE: A sixth case of Ebola was confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Access the Health Surveillance Explorer to learn more: https://health.mil/hse

Alerts like these help military planners understand the health threats and disease outbreaks in areas of interest.

NOTICE: A sixth case of Ebola was confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Access the Health Surveillance Explorer to learn more: https://health.mil/hse

Alerts like these help military planners understand the health threats and disease outbreaks in areas of interest.

History of Military Health SurveillanceAn early #surveillance report demonstrates the impact of prevention efforts on mo...
10/26/2021

History of Military Health Surveillance

An early #surveillance report demonstrates the impact of prevention efforts on mortality from typhoid and compares the Army’s experience with typhoid fever during the Spanish-American War with that of the Civil War. Read more in the July MSMR: https://health.mil/msmr #UShistory

History of Military Health Surveillance

An early #surveillance report demonstrates the impact of prevention efforts on mortality from typhoid and compares the Army’s experience with typhoid fever during the Spanish-American War with that of the Civil War. Read more in the July MSMR: https://health.mil/msmr #UShistory

A new podcast focuses on #WomensHealth topics. Download the Wise Health for Women Warriors podcast to learn more about i...
10/25/2021

A new podcast focuses on #WomensHealth topics. Download the Wise Health for Women Warriors podcast to learn more about issues impacting active duty service members.

The Women and Infant Clinical Community has developed a new podcast to shine light on common misconceptions on women’s health topics. The Wise Health for Women Warriors podcast will cover topics like intimate partner violence, postpartum depression, and female readiness, just to name a few. Head to iTunes and listen.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wise-health-for-women-warriors/id1586178460

Tomorrow is #NationalCheckYourMedsDay, check your medication and dispose of any items that are expired or unneeded. Find...
10/22/2021

Tomorrow is #NationalCheckYourMedsDay, check your medication and dispose of any items that are expired or unneeded. Find disposal information at: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

Tomorrow is #NationalCheckYourMedsDay, check your medication and dispose of any items that are expired or unneeded. Find disposal information at: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

In-person care vs. telehealthDuring the first six months of the #COVID19 pandemic, health care utilization for mental an...
10/21/2021

In-person care vs. telehealth

During the first six months of the #COVID19 pandemic, health care utilization for mental and behavioral health generally declined during March and April but rebounded by June 2020. Read the #AFHSD_MSMR report: https://www.health.mil/msmr

In-person care vs. telehealth

During the first six months of the #COVID19 pandemic, health care utilization for mental and behavioral health generally declined during March and April but rebounded by June 2020. Read the #AFHSD_MSMR report: https://www.health.mil/msmr

Military Health reports that more than 95% of the 1.4 million active duty service members have received at least one dos...
10/19/2021

Military Health reports that more than 95% of the 1.4 million active duty service members have received at least one dose of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to the latest figures from the Defense Department. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xMtVp #StayVigilant

As of October 18, 2021, 219 million people, or about 66.0% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 189.3 million, or about 57.0% of the U.S. population, are fully vaccinated.

Everyone ages 12 and older is eligible to get a free COVID-19 vaccine. If you’re not fully vaccinated, make your vaccination appointment today.

For more COVID-19 vaccination data, visit http://bit.ly/CDT_vaccine.

Special IssueThe current #AFHSD_MSMR focuses on mental and behavioral health. Read about the prevalence of post-traumati...
10/18/2021

Special Issue

The current #AFHSD_MSMR focuses on mental and behavioral health. Read about the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and the health care utilization for MH/BH conditions prior to and during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the report: https://health.mil./msmr #me

Special Issue

The current #AFHSD_MSMR focuses on mental and behavioral health. Read about the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and the health care utilization for MH/BH conditions prior to and during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the report: https://health.mil./msmr #me

A report in the August MSMR found that from 2016 through 2020, a total of 456,293 active component service members were ...
10/16/2021

A report in the August MSMR found that from 2016 through 2020, a total of 456,293 active component service members were diagnosed with at least 1 mental health disorder and 84,815 were diagnosed with mental health problems. #MentalHealthMatters

A report in the August MSMR found that from 2016 through 2020, a total of 456,293 active component service members were diagnosed with at least 1 mental health disorder and 84,815 were diagnosed with mental health problems. #MentalHealthMatters

The lead article in the July #MSMR summarizes the annual prevalence of use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LAR...
10/15/2021

The lead article in the July #MSMR summarizes the annual prevalence of use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) from 2016 through 2020 among active component U.S. service women.

LARCs are well-established as the most effective form of reversible contraception with a typical use failure rate of

The lead article in the July #MSMR summarizes the annual prevalence of use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) from 2016 through 2020 among active component U.S. service women.

LARCs are well-established as the most effective form of reversible contraception with a typical use failure rate of

According to CDC, about 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man. October is B...
10/14/2021

According to CDC, about 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The goal is to encourage women to get physical exams, learn about symptoms and treatments, and support women, and men, in need.
#breastcancerawareness

According to CDC, about 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The goal is to encourage women to get physical exams, learn about symptoms and treatments, and support women, and men, in need.
#breastcancerawareness

A recent report in the #AFHSD_MSMR analyzed cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancers in active duty service member...
10/14/2021

A recent report in the #AFHSD_MSMR analyzed cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancers in active duty service members. OCP cancers are known as head and neck cancers and represent an estimated 2.9% of new cancer cases in the U.S. Read more in the July issue: https://www.health.mil/msmr

A recent report in the #AFHSD_MSMR analyzed cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancers in active duty service members. OCP cancers are known as head and neck cancers and represent an estimated 2.9% of new cancer cases in the U.S. Read more in the July issue: https://www.health.mil/msmr

We're celebrating you today U.S. Navy!  🥳
10/13/2021

We're celebrating you today U.S. Navy! 🥳

Happy birthday to the world’s greatest seapower, our U.S. Navy! Today we salute our incredible past and present shipmates, for their service and commitment in defense of our nation.

Neurological conditions like chronic pain, accounted for 81,173 medical encounters among U.S. Armed Forces in 2020. The ...
10/11/2021
Five ways to manage chronic pain for military wellness

Neurological conditions like chronic pain, accounted for 81,173 medical encounters among U.S. Armed Forces in 2020. The U.S. Army Public Health Center outlines various treatment options that include therapies and techniques. #afhsd_msmr #selfcare

Ways to manage chronic pain for military wellness

Download the latest #AFHSD_MSMR to read reports on long-acting reversible contraceptives, oral cavity and pharynx cancer...
10/09/2021

Download the latest #AFHSD_MSMR to read reports on long-acting reversible contraceptives, oral cavity and pharynx cancers, and military health surveillance reporting. We provide consistent focus on health issues that impact the force: https://www.health.mil/msmr

Download the latest #AFHSD_MSMR to read reports on long-acting reversible contraceptives, oral cavity and pharynx cancers, and military health surveillance reporting. We provide consistent focus on health issues that impact the force: https://www.health.mil/msmr

Over the past week, new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) decreased. All TRICARE beneficiaries can get the va...
10/08/2021

Over the past week, new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) decreased. All TRICARE beneficiaries can get the vaccine, either through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or local pharmacies. #StayVigilant

Over the past week, new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) decreased. All TRICARE beneficiaries can get the vaccine, either through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or local pharmacies. #StayVigilant

Among the estimated 53,260 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancer in the U.S. in 2020, roughly half will surv...
10/07/2021

Among the estimated 53,260 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancer in the U.S. in 2020, roughly half will survive 5 years.

A recent study found that during 2007 through 2019, crude annual rates of incident OCP cancer fluctuated between 1.9 per 100,000 service members and 3.4 per 100,000 service members. Download: https://www.health.mil/MSMR

Among the estimated 53,260 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancer in the U.S. in 2020, roughly half will survive 5 years.

A recent study found that during 2007 through 2019, crude annual rates of incident OCP cancer fluctuated between 1.9 per 100,000 service members and 3.4 per 100,000 service members. Download: https://www.health.mil/MSMR

A recent study in the #AFHSD_MSMR showed that long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) use increased among service wo...
10/06/2021

A recent study in the #AFHSD_MSMR showed that long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) use increased among service women from 2016 through 2019. Use of LARCs decreased in 2020 possibly due to the #COVID19 pandemic. Download the July issue: https://www.health.mil/msmr

A recent study in the #AFHSD_MSMR showed that long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) use increased among service women from 2016 through 2019. Use of LARCs decreased in 2020 possibly due to the #COVID19 pandemic. Download the July issue: https://www.health.mil/msmr

More than 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss and over half of them are younger than age 65. Oct...
10/05/2021

More than 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss and over half of them are younger than age 65. October is #AudiologyAwarenessMonth.

More than 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss and over half of them are younger than age 65. October is #AudiologyAwarenessMonth.

Summer Site VisitAFHSD’s Senior Vector Surveillance Specialist Stephanie Cinkovich, PhD, visited the Navy Entomology Cen...
10/04/2021

Summer Site Visit

AFHSD’s Senior Vector Surveillance Specialist Stephanie Cinkovich, PhD, visited the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE) in Jacksonville, Florida. The Navy Medicine NECE team uses resin-sealed specimens during operational entomology courses to display pests and vectors potentially found in the field.

NECE is a hub for training entomologists and environmental science and engineering officers for the Navy.

From left to right: Dr. Cinkovich, Lt. Traczyk , Lt. Salyer, Lt. Brennan, Lt. Noundou, LCDR Dunford, and CDR Sutherland

Summer Site Visit

AFHSD’s Senior Vector Surveillance Specialist Stephanie Cinkovich, PhD, visited the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE) in Jacksonville, Florida. The Navy Medicine NECE team uses resin-sealed specimens during operational entomology courses to display pests and vectors potentially found in the field.

NECE is a hub for training entomologists and environmental science and engineering officers for the Navy.

From left to right: Dr. Cinkovich, Lt. Traczyk , Lt. Salyer, Lt. Brennan, Lt. Noundou, LCDR Dunford, and CDR Sutherland

How do you treat pain safely?In 2020, the #AFHSD_MSMR reported that pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers, and toes was repo...
10/02/2021

How do you treat pain safely?

In 2020, the #AFHSD_MSMR reported that pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers, and toes was reported as among the 10 most common diagnoses for both male and female active duty personnel. The May Burden issue studies these and other health conditions: https://www.health.mil/msmr

How do you treat pain safely?

In 2020, the #AFHSD_MSMR reported that pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers, and toes was reported as among the 10 most common diagnoses for both male and female active duty personnel. The May Burden issue studies these and other health conditions: https://www.health.mil/msmr

Happy Birthday Defense Health Agency! 🥳 We are proud to partner with you in support of the health and readiness of milit...
10/01/2021

Happy Birthday Defense Health Agency! 🥳 We are proud to partner with you in support of the health and readiness of military beneficiaries within Military Health. #DHAPride

Eight years #InSupport! Thank you to all who have contributed to the Defense Health Agency mission, we are humbled to reflect on what has been accomplished alongside our Military Health teammates and 9.6M beneficiaries who entrust us with their health care. Here’s to what’s next! #DHApride

Please consider tuning in to our Eighth Birthday Observance at 12pm ET: https://www.facebook.com/events/2790721894552783/

AFHSD monitors the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among civilian and military health system populations. Continue to ta...
09/30/2021

AFHSD monitors the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among civilian and military health system populations. Continue to take precautions and stay healthy. #StayVigilant

As of September 27, 2021, 213.7 million people, or about 64.4% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 183.9 million, or about 55.4% of the population, are fully vaccinated.

If you’re fully vaccinated, you can resume many activities that you did before the pandemic, but you should wear a mask indoors in areas of substantial or high community transmission.

For more COVID-19 vaccination data, visit http://bit.ly/CDT_vaccine.

Get to know us! AFHSD’s Data Management and Technical Support branch manages the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (...
09/29/2021

Get to know us! AFHSD’s Data Management and Technical Support branch manages the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED). Authorized users can access epidemiologic data and query large amounts of data, including customized queries of disease and injury rates in active duty populations. #Miltiary #PublicHealth U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS Army Medicine Navy Medicine

Get to know us! AFHSD’s Data Management and Technical Support branch manages the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED). Authorized users can access epidemiologic data and query large amounts of data, including customized queries of disease and injury rates in active duty populations. #Miltiary #PublicHealth U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS Army Medicine Navy Medicine

A report in the #AFHSD_MSMR documents the history of military health surveillance. This historical review critically exa...
09/28/2021

A report in the #AFHSD_MSMR documents the history of military health surveillance.

This historical review critically examines
how Military Health Surveillance reporting
systems have evolved over time. Read more: https://www.health.mil/MSMR

A report in the #AFHSD_MSMR documents the history of military health surveillance.

This historical review critically examines
how Military Health Surveillance reporting
systems have evolved over time. Read more: https://www.health.mil/MSMR

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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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Global COVID-19 Surveillance Summary
Health Surveillance Update
COVID-19 Markets to Watch

Medical Surveillance Monthly Report
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Installation Injury Reports
Armed Forces Reportable Events
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Health Surveillance Explorer: https://www.health.mil/HSE
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DoD Serum Repository (DoDSR)
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