MALARIA AS UNDERSTOOD BY SOLDIERS
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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Questionnaires about malaria were administered to 194 American, 182 Australian, and 280 Korean soldiers serving in Vietnam. Analysis of their responses indicate that the Australians had the best understanding of malaria and very high standards of malaria discipline. Although over two-thirds of American and Korean troops are adequately instructed about malaria and practice good malaria discipline, there is room for significant improvement if the malaria attack rates current at the time of this report continue to occur. Such improvement might be achieved by a better understanding of practical epidemiology by the troops correction of lapses in protective clothing discipline and assiduous attention by commanders to the logistics of antimalaria chemoprophylaxis, particularly during operations.
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