DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance & Response System: Annual Report Fiscal Year 2008   [open pdf - 3MB]

"On 26 February 2008, the Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (DoD-GEIS) became a core component of the newly formed Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC). Now known as the GEIS Operations Division of the AFHSC, GEIS joins the Defense Medical Surveillance System and the DoD Serum Repository as part of this larger and more diverse and capable organization serving the DoD. In addition, a new director assumed leadership of DoD-GEIS on 14 July 2008. Within this new organizational framework, the worldwide partnership that is GEIS continued to promote and facilitate national and international preparedness for emerging infections while maintaining its focus on protecting the health of all DoD health care beneficiaries. GEIS continued to promote, expand, and execute its strategic goals of surveillance and detection, response and readiness, integration and innovation, and cooperation and capacity building. Five categories of infectious diseases and associated clinical states remained the GEIS priority surveillance pillars: respiratory diseases, especially influenza; gastroenteritis syndromes; febrile illness syndromes, especially dengue and malaria; antimicrobial resistance; and sexually transmitted infections."

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