Data gathered during deployments can provide medical planners with information that can be used to shape combat health support for similar future operations and missions.
Share your entomological and zoonotic experiences for follow-on and future deployments with organizations such as:
Any changes made to the initial assessment and the Entomological and Zoonotic Operational Risk Assessment (EZORA) for the specific site(s) during the deployment and changes to Force Health Protection (FHP) countermeasures should be widely shared within and outside of the theater to appropriate organizations.
At a minimum, assess the operational risk in retrospect in comparison to your pre-deployment risk assessment, and annotate significant differences between the expected and the experienced risks.
1. DoD Instruction 6490.03, Deployment Health, 11 August 2006 (Certified Current as of Sep 30, 2011)
2. AFPMB Technical Guide 46 (TG 46), DoD Entomological Operational Risk Assessments
Related Public Health Command Programs
Deployment Related Training Videos: The following entomological instructional videos are prepared by the USAPHC, and you can find these videos on our PHC YouTube page:
Malaria Prevention While Staying in a Malarious Area
How to Apply DEET Insect Repellent
Treating Civilian Clothing with Permethrin
Proper Use of a Bed Net with Poles Over a Cot
Safely Deploy and Secure a Pop-Up Bed Net
CDC Miniature Light Trap Setup
Performing a Tick Drag
How to Treat a Bed Net with Permethrin