USAF Medical Entomology Team. MET – More Than a Concept. Deployable Ento Resources*. Very limited vector surveillance capability No UTCs for entomologist Limited equipment “If you don’t have a deployed mission or job, you can/will become a civilian” It ain’t looking good for your kind.
MET – More Than a Concept
* Spray flight
Depending on the size of the operation, team could double to meet mission requirements
RAPID, VecTests (malaria, WNV, EEE)
Other diagnostic equipment
Support equipmentMET Proposed
We are not on a shelf
We are out doing missions right now
We are productive
We are well connected
We have answers to questions that haven’t been asked yet
We compliment other AF assets
We have a mission!
What’s different about this team?
Public Health Mission
Leish, WNV, Hanta, plague, malaria, JE, dengue
Plague, Tularemia, Es
Real World (hands on)
DrivenWhy a MET?