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GTA 8-5-56 Tick-Borne Diseases Card

This page updated 6 April 2001

The Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDD C&S) developed a wallet-size Tick-Borne

Diseases card as an official Graphic Training Aid (GTA) in 1989. The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion &

Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM, then the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency, USAEHA) assisted in its

development. The card is available as a Department of the Army (DA) procurement item through local Training

Support Centers (TSCs). Order GTA 8-5-56. There is no cost to Army components.

For Department of Defense (DOD) components other than Army, or if you have questions, contact:

Commander, U.S. Army Training Support Center, ATTN: ATIC-TMSD-T, Training Media Support Directorate,

Training Media Management Team, Fort Eustis, VA 23604, DSN 927-4585 or Commercial (757) 878-4585.

The approximate cost per card to non-Army components is $0.10.

GTA 8-5-56 is a 2-inch X 3.5-inch, two-sided plastic impregnated tan wallet card that provides color

photographs of the adult female deer tick and American dog tick. It also includes basic symptoms of Lyme

disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever on the front, and route of exposure to these diseases, diagnosis,

treatment, and preventive measures on the back.

Note: All Army Graphic Training Aids can be accessed on the General Dennis J. Reimer Training and

Doctrine Digital Library website: http://www.adtdl.army.mil/atdls.htm Click on “Enter the Library”; then under

“Type” choose “Graphic Training Aids”

[Disclaimer Chicago Safety Institute provides this as information only no warrantees or anything is endorsed by us

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