Uncertain budget climate threatens safety of U.S. troops, veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 26, 2013 – Current budget restrictions and the threat of future cuts jeopardize the safety and mission readiness of U.S. troops, veterans’ health, and capabilities of the U.S. military’s tropical medicine research and development (R&D), said researchers today in an editorial published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Passing through a leafy neighborhood of Brazzaville, we turn into the well kept confines of the national immunization program. Each office is named for its function: Surveillance, Statistics and Data Management and so on.

The estimated 21 million people each year who get typhoid fever must now face another life- threatening reality: The emergence of antibiotic-resistant typhoid strains.

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