Danny T Shiau

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Much has been written about injury, diarrhea, and respiratory cases but less is known about other threats, specifically snake, scorpion, and spider encounters. To examine the risk from local fauna, a cross-sectional study using an anonymous survey was conducted among U.S. troops in Southwest Asia between January 2005 and May 2006. Among 3,265 troops, 9(More)
BACKGROUND The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 20.9 million norovirus infections annually in the United States. Although the acute disease burden is sizeable, emerging data suggest norovirus may be associated with chronic gastrointestinal problems. We identified known outbreaks in US military recruits and used the Defense Medical(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have found acute gastrointestinal infections to be among the most likely reason for clinic visits among forward deployed soldiers and are considered a significant contributor to morbidity in this population. This occurs despite the controlled food and water distribution systems under which military populations operate. Furthermore,(More)
BACKGROUND In the fall 2005, approximately 7,500 US military personnel participated in an exercise in the Egyptian desert. The epidemiology of disease and noncombat injury among deployed troops is important in the context of assessing current mitigation strategies and the development of future ones. METHODS To assess the prevalence and impact of diarrhea(More)
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