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Epidemiological consultations: When the Army consults on serious medical situations

Some new light has been shed on an Army branch that performs epidemiological consultations for Army units and other Defense Department components, and reports on the results of its investigations.

The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine recently released a printed list of its Epidemiological Consultation (EPICON) Reports. The 67-page list that was released runs from January 1999 through March 2006. This list of reports, and nearly all of the reports themselves, have never been released to the public before now.

UPDATE: The list has been posted by GovernmentAttic.org as a 27 MB PDF file. The file was scanned using optical charater recognitions and so can be searched for keywords. 

The reports represent a snapshot of areas of medical concern within the military as well as the public health service of the Center .This list comprises only a fraction of the entire list of EPICON reports or their successor medical investigations.

The abbreviation OIF/OEF stands for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. AD stands for Active Duty.

The date with each report title is the date that the report was initiated, not the date the report was completed.

Once you have this list, you can request any of the reports from this address:

Department of the Army - USACHPPA
U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Attn: Ms Brenda F. Clayton, Freedom of Information Act Officer
5158 Blackhawk Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010