Last Updated: March 24, 2023
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​​​​​Information on diseases that impact the military family such as influenza and infectious respiratory illnesses, vector-borne diseases such as Lyme, new or emerging conditions such as COVID-19 and monkeypox, and others tracked by the military such as rabies, hepatitis, ebola and Zika virus.

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Military health system data is monitored for several infectious diseases that especially impact the military population and can detract from military readiness - this is referred to as disease surveillance

Disease surveillance can help identify potential clusters or outbreaks among service members and beneficiaries. This helps to identify ways to limit the spread and severity of disease outbreaks, as well as ways to prevent future occurrences. 

Surveillance data is primarily from the Disease Reporting Surveillance internet system, or DRSi, which military medical facilities are required to use to capture all cases that meet the criteria of a Reportable Medical Event, or RME. It is important that medical facilities report cases to this system to ensure accurate data about disease trends. 

While data for diseases such as COVID, sexually transmitted infections and monkeypox are not publically accessible, military disease surveillance reports are available for: