AFHSC 2013-2014 Annual Report Released
The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center 2013-2014 Annual Report provides updates on the health surveillance activities relevant to U.S. military service members and associated populations. AFHSC health surveillance activities have expanded in scale, scope and depth to address evolving health challenges and emerging threats around the world.
Detecting and Reporting DoD Cases of Chikungunya
The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center is providing guidance as of 25 JUL 2014 on the testing and reporting of Chikungunya.
Detecting and Reporting DoD Cases of MERS-CoV Infection
The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center is providing guidance as of 27 MAY 2014.
Influenza A (H7N9) Testing Guidance
Guidance on diagnostic and surveillance testing for avian influenza A (H7N9) as of 28 FEB 2014.
AFHSC Sponsors First West Africa Malaria Task Force Meeting
The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) and the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) are sponsoring medical personnel and experts from the eight nations that comprise the Economic Community of West African States to share best practices in the prevention and treatment of malaria during a three-day of meeting of the first-ever West Africa Malaria Task Force in Accra, Ghana.
A New Study Shows Residing in High Altitude Military Facilities Protects Service Members From Obesity
Overweight U.S. service members are 41 percent less likely to transition to clinical obesity when stationed at military facilities located at high altitude, according to a new study in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS One.
Force Health Protection: Inside AFHSC
The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) plays a critical role in force health protection. AFHSC watches over the health of all those who serve our nation in uniform through its mission of medical surveillance. Explore the scope of AFHSC programs and initiatives for our U.S. service members and allies that are critical to our national security interests.
Annual HIV Update
Routine screening for antibodies to HIV-1, civilian applicants for U.S. military service and U.S. Armed Forces, active and reserve components, August 2011.