An internal 2005 U.S. Army study reported that improper use of antibiotics and unsanitary conditions at military hospitals contributed to a deadly outbreak of Acinetobacter infections — not Iraqi dirt in soldiers’ blast wounds, as officials publicly claimed until 2007.
The U.S. Army Public Health Command has disclosed to epiNewswire an incomplete list of 13 epidemiology studies completed over the past decade. Among research excluded from the list was a politically-sensitive report on the spread of drug-resistant Acinetobacter bacteria throughout the military hospital system.
The U.S. Army Public Health Command will not disclose epidemiological consultation (EPICON) studies completed in 2010 — or even a list of EPICON study titles, according to a Freedom of Information Act denial letter sent to epiNewswire. “We consulted with the Department of Justice and concluded this request is too broad in subject matter,” FOIA [...]
More deployed troops were hospitalized or treated for traumatic brain injuries last year than any other year of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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