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    Feel free to request information from your contributors in the US military about a potential Fort Rucker connection to MERS. Personnel contacts with the Middle East occur for their rotary training instructors.

    At any rate, the US Army School of Aviation Medicine conducting hypoxia-induction work at MR may be interested in this geographically proximal clinical finding.

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    Re: Increase in respiratory illness reported in southeast Alabama (Health Dept., May 21 2013): 7 hospitalizations, 2 deaths - one fatal case positive for influenza A/H1N1, one hospitalized case for influenza A/H3

    Originally posted by NS1 View Post
    Feel free to request information from your contributors in the US military about a potential Fort Rucker connection to MERS. Personnel contacts with the Middle East occur for their rotary training instructors.

    At any rate, the US Army School of Aviation Medicine conducting hypoxia-induction work at MR may be interested in this geographically proximal clinical finding.
    I was wondering if Ft. Rucker's health authorities are in communication with civilian DOH's in the area, too. That is a big base that does aviation training of allied forces.

    Also, there has been a major refueling of the Farley Nuclear plant occurring during the outbreak time frame that brought in 800 outside workers to help the 900 employed permanently at the plant:

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...206916201.html
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      Re: Discussion: Alabama respiratory illnesses

      The military base presence looks like a driving factor in all the scrutiny given to this cluster:

      http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story...ry_left_column
      Alabama mystery illness solved: it's common flu
      by Kathy Wingard Associated Press and Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer
      May 23, 2013 05:45 PM
      [snip]
      Williamson said health officials took extraordinary caution due to the emergence of two viruses, including the new H7NP, in other countries. Southeast Alabama is home to a military base and several aircraft plants that have frequent international travel...
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