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Air Force hones skills with emerging infectious diseases training

  • Published
  • By Peter Holstein
  • Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
Exercise New Horizons 2018 is a joint military training exercise between the U.S. and Panama. During the exercise, U.S. Air Force doctors, public health specialists and other personnel collaborated with the Gorgas Institute at the University of Panama and the Panamanian Ministry of Health to conduct an emerging infectious disease training event.

Infectious disease control is vital to effective force health protection in many deployed environments. U.S. forces benefit from Panamanian experts’ familiarity with local diseases and real-world experience identifying and controlling infection and disease vectors.