Respiratory diseases among U.S. military personnel: countering emerging threats.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gray, GC; Callahan, JD; Hawksworth, AW; Fisher, CA; Gaydos, JC

Published Date

  • May 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 379 - 385

PubMed ID

  • 10341174

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2640764

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1080-6040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid0503.990308


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States