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Surveillance for febrile respiratory infections during Cobra Gold 2003.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16761881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Naval Health Research Center conducted laboratory-based surveillance for febrile respiratory infections at the 2003 Cobra Gold Exercise in Thailand. Seventeen individuals met the case definition for febrile respiratory illness, and diagnostic specimens were obtained from 16. Laboratory testing identified influenza A for 44%; sequence analysis demonstrated that these were Fujian-like influenza strains, which represented the predominant strain found globally in 2003/2004. Other pathogens identified included coronavirus OC43, respiratory syncytial virus, and rhinovirus. Logistical challenges were overcome as laboratory-supported febrile respiratory illness surveillance was conducted during a military training exercise. With heightened concern over the potential for another global influenza pandemic, such surveillance could prove critical for the detection of emerging influenza and respiratory pathogen strains with potential for importation to the United States.
Authors:
Julie Fuller; Keith Hanley; Robert Schultz; Michael Lewis; Nikki E Freed; Michael Ellis; Viseth Ngauy; Richard Stoebner; Margaret Ryan; Kevin Russell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  171     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-09     Completed Date:  2006-07-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92186-5122, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Humans
Male
Military Medicine
Population Surveillance*
Respiratory Tract Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Thailand / epidemiology

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