31 Mar '12, 11pm

Working out the bugs | Article | The United States Army: Research teams from the U.S. Army Medical Research and

Working out the bugs | Article | The United States Army: Research teams from the U.S. Army Medical Research and

FORT DETRICK, Md. (March 29, 2012) -- Arthropods -- they just plain bug people most of the time. Mosquitoes, spiders, ticks, mites, centipedes -- the list goes on and on. Many people have a hard time tolerating these little creatures; some are even deathly afraid of them. For the men and women conducting research funded by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Military Infectious Disease Research Program, however, studying this particular group might be considered a labor of love. For many years, the research teams at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Naval Medical Research Center, and labs throughout the world, in coordination with MIDRP have been working on safeguarding Soldiers against potentially serious diseases carried by seemingly harmless bugs and flies. The result of this joint ...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/76527/

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