U.S. Army medical unit in Kenya stands ready
Photo Credit: U.S. Army Africa
Kenyan staff members of the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit - Kenya (USAMRU-K) conduct laboratory research to detect and prevent infectious diseases. USAMRU-K, one of five U.S. military research overseas labs, was established in 1969, in affiliation with the Kenya Medical Research Institute, to study trypanosomiasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by the tsetse fly. Today, the medical team assists local officials in screening for diseases, such as H1N1 influenza, which has not yet been detected in Kenya.
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