In a series of reports, the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council also are saying that military anthrax immunization needs more attention, specifically for developing a second-generation version requiring fewer doses.
This recommendation is one of several being offered (at the Pentagon's request) to better protect US military members as the services are called on more and more often to conduct peacekeeping, humanitarian, and possibly even war-fighting missions all over the globe with fewer and fewer people.
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