Accession Number:

ADA495041

Title:

Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 15, Number 2, February/March 2008

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

2008-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Throughout history, heat-related injuries have posed significant threats to the health and operational effectiveness of military members. Decades of operational lessons learned and numerous research studies have resulted in doctrine, equipment, and training methods that significantly reduce the adverse effects of heat on U.S. military activities. Still, physical exertion in hot environments causes hundreds of occasionally fatal injuries among U.S. service members. This report summarizes heat injury-related medical events among members of active components during 2007 and compares them to recent years.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE