The Double-Edged Sword of Military Response to Societal Disruptions: A Systematic Review of the Evidence for Military Personnel as Pathogen Transmitters

Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 220, Issue 12, 15 December 2019
https://academic.oup.com/jid/issue/220/12

 

REVIEW ARTICLE
The Double-Edged Sword of Military Response to Societal Disruptions: A Systematic Review of the Evidence for Military Personnel as Pathogen Transmitters
Juliana N Zemke, Jose L Sanchez, Junxiong Pang, Gregory C Gray
J Infect Dis, Volume 220, Issue 12, 15 December 2019, Pages 1873–1884, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiz400
vvvMilitary personnel are at risk of serving as inadvertent vectors of infectious pathogens into or out of deployment zones. Such events published in peer-reviewed literature are summarized to provide historical context and suggestions for prevention and containment of future outbreaks.