FIGURE 6-1 DoD’s regional presence in influenza surveillance (Africa), 2007.

SOURCE: DoD-GEIS, 2007b.

2007) (see Figure 6-1). Migratory bird surveillance is also being conducted using DoD-GEIS avian influenza (AI) funds in conjunction with the Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3) in Egypt.

A site visit team of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee for the Assessment of DoD-GEIS Influenza Surveillance and Response Programs visited USAMRU-K from March 11-17, 2007.2 A list of the people with whom the site visit team met and the itinerary that was followed can be found at the end of this chapter.


Prior to the committee’s visit to USAMRU-K, the laboratory staff provided the committee with detailed background information on USAMRU-K and the pandemic/avian influenza activities they were supporting. These materials are available from the IOM in the Public Access File.

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