Accession Number:

AD0605238

Title:

MILITARY EPIDEMIOLOGY,

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Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1964-07-28

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

The study of the peculiarities of the epidemic process and the active influence on its course not only in troops, but also among the population surrounding the troops is discussed. This need is described as urgent in contemporary conditions, when in the case of unleashing war, the enemy can use bacterial means of attack. Military epidemiology is viewed as a division of epidemiology and a branch of military medicine which studies the peculiarities of the course of the epidemic process in wartime, and in military groups in peacetime. An essential division of military epidemiology is the division, dedicated to the study of the peculiarities of the origin, spread and liquidation of epidemic diseases in wartime with the creation of an artificial epidemic process by the enemy. On the basis of the learned regularities, military epidemiology has developed prophylactic and antiepidemic measures in troops, and in wartime, frequently among the surrounding population, and has determined the form and methods of activity of the militarymedical service for the protection of troops from epidemic diseases.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE