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U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity

Preventative Medicine

Warfighter Health, Performance and Evacuation PMO develops materiel solutions for vector surveillance and control and identification of infectious diseases. More accurate vector surveillance data reduce the risk of vector-borne disease to the warfighter and increase medical readiness and mission effectiveness. Among the products are the following:

  • Long-Lasting Dual Insecticide-Impregnated Bed Net
  • Field Deployable Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Generator
  • Improved Vector Trap
  • Next Generation Diagnostic System
Bed Net
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Long-Lasting Dual Insecticide-Impregnated Bed Net

The insecticide-impregnated bed net is a portable, light-weight design constructed of a long-lasting mesh impregnated with two insecticides: permethrin and deltamethrin. It is packed in a small case that can be attached to a soldier's backpack.

 
Carbon Dioxide Generator
Carbon Dioxide Generator
TDA generator, above left, uses acid/base reduction to produce CO2 and Cube generator, above right, uses combustion to generate CO2

Field Deployable Carbon Dioxide Generator

Military units use vector surveillance to evaluate the health risks that may be present due to disease-carrying insects, such as mosquitoes, ticks, and sand flies.

The field deployable CO2 generator provides a constant, reliable, safe, non-toxic, portable source of CO2 for vector surveillance efforts and safety/force protection through early disease detection and prevention.

 

Last Modified Date: 07/12/2019
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