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Multi-drug resistant bacterial infections continue to challenge physicians caring for those injured during combat due to the limited number of effective treatment regimens. Recent studies reveal that fifty-one percent of all bacterial isolates from the largest US combat support hospital in Afghanistan were multi-drug resistant, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) accounted for approximately half of the antibiotic resistant strains isolated at combat support hospitals in Iraq.

Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio (NAMRU-SA)
Nancy Millenbaugh, Ph.D.

The goals of this project are to conduct vector and human surveillance of Chagas disease, and to propose policies for improved surveillance of this emerging infectious threat to our Service member population who reside and conduct training in potentially high risk areas.

Brooke Army Medical Center
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