Accession Number : ADA304473

Title :   Arthropod-Borne Disease Assessment in Support of Military Operations in Oman.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 FPO NEW YORK 09527

Personal Author(s) : Presley, S. M. ; Hall, E. R. ; Kanour, W. W. ; Arthur, R. R. ; Hanafi, H. A.

PDF Url : ADA304473

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Central Command, Bahrain, to provide assistance in conducting arthropod-borne disease risk assessments in two separate regions of Oman. On two separate trips, NAVMEDRSCHU THREE personnel and field surveillance equipment were deployed to Oman in response to the requests. The first survey was conducted during the period 06 - 16 August, 1994, and was primarily focused on assessing the threat of chloroquine resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the extreme southern-border area of the country. The second surveillance deployment was from 19 - 30 September, 1994, into the central-coastal region in conjunction with an amphibious landing exercise code named SEA SOLDIER IX. The major objective of the second trip was to conduct general endemic disease prevalence and threat assessment, including all fly-borne, flea-borne and/or tick-borne diseases. During both of the deployments, blood samples were collected from indigenous personnel for screening, and intensive arthropod collection and screening operations were conducted. Although minimal information was procured on the occurrence and relative threat of arthropod-borne diseases in these two areas of Oman, very valuable liaison with Omani health authorities was established and useful information on the country was obtained.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *MALARIA, *ARTHROPOD BORNE DISEASES, TEST AND EVALUATION, DEPLOYMENT, RISK, EGYPT, THREATS, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, DISEASES, CODING, SURVEYS, THREAT EVALUATION, MILITARY MEDICINE, SAMPLING, PERSONNEL, PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM, SURVEILLANCE, COLLECTION, FIELD EQUIPMENT, EPIDEMIOLOGY, BLOOD, BAHRAIN, LANDING, INDIGENOUS POPULATION, FOREIGN LANGUAGES, CHLOROQUINE, ARTHROPODA, TICKBORNE DISEASES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

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