Accession Number : ADA326214

Title :   Respiratory Pathogens of Military Importance: A Review.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Mar 97,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Gray, C. C.

PDF Url : ADA326214

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Respiratory pathogens have been, and continue to be, a major cause of morbidity among military populations. This review describes the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and control strategies for the most commonly encountered bacterial and viral pathogens. Streptococcas pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pnelimonzae, Chiamydia pneumoniae, inilueriza, and adenoviruses are examined. As these pathogens change and new threats emerge, military public health policy must adapt to meet these challenges.

Descriptors :   *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, *PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS, *INFLUENZA VIRUS, *STREPTOCOCCUS, *STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES, CONTROL, POLICIES, STRATEGY, BACTERIA, POPULATION, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, PUBLIC HEALTH, EPIDEMIOLOGY, ADENOVIRUSES, MYCOPLASMA.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE