Accession Number:

AD0611769

Title:

POSTATTACK SANITATION WASTE DISPOSAL, PEST AND VECTOR CONTROL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ENGINEERING-SCIENCE INC ARCADIA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

In the event of a nuclear attack on the United States, environmental disease control measures will be interrupted with the surviving population exposed to the ensuing disease hazards. The report considers the probability of the occurrence of some 14 diseases that might develop, evaluates the effectiveness of available control measures and determines the total operational requirement for recovery of environmental sanitation in terms of manpower, equipment and material. The enteric infections Shigellosis, Infectious Hepatitus, Salmonellosis, Typhoid and Amoebiasis, especially Shigellosis bacillary dysentery, are assigned a leading role among the diseases to be controlled, thus indicating a compelling need for the prompt removal and sanitary disposal of human feces and of spoiled food and other decomposable fly breeding potential organic material. Other hazards include mosquito-borne encephalitis, Rabies, Murine Typhus, Plague, Leptospirosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Dengue, Malaria and Yellow Fever. Significantly effective control of these disease hazards in the postattack environment is possible through the utilization of material and equipment properly positioned for prompt postattack operations. The magnitude of these needs material, equipment and manpower is developed for an estimated metropolitan population of 88 million.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE