Accession Number : AD0443522


Title :   DIARRHEA IN A U. S. BATTLE GROUP IN THAILAND,


Corporate Author : SEATO MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB BANGKOK (THAILAND)


Personal Author(s) : Giffin, Robert B , Jr ; Gaines, Sidney


Report Date : Jan 1944


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : During the Fall of 1962 an opportunity arose to investigate the development of diarrheas in a group of U. S. soldiers entering Thailand, where enteric disease is endemic. The men were observed from the time of their entry into Thailand until their departure. A surprisingly small number of cases of clinical diarrhea occured in the troops, and relatively few specimens were received for culture. The low incidence of diarrhea in the personnel of the 35th Infantry was a reflection of the sanitary and hygienic disciplines employed in the troop messes, and of the food discipline shown by the men themselves. It was concluded that troops may remain relatively free of diarrhea even in an area of high risk, if adequate mess discipline is maintained. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE , DIARRHEA , MILITARY PERSONNEL , ENTEROBACTERIACEAE , THAILAND , MEDICAL EXAMINATION , SALMONELLA , SHIGELLA , CULTURE MEDIA , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)


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