Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 10, Number 5, September/October 2004
ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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U.S. servicemembers train and operate in all weather e.g., wind, rain, snow, cold and geographic e.g., mountain, desert, ocean conditions. Prolonged andor intense exposures to cold can significantly degrade the health, well-being, and operational effectiveness of servicemembers and their units. The U.S. military has developed extensive and effective countermeasures against threats associated with training and operating in cold environments. Reports of cold weather injuries are routinely surveilled by the Army Medical Surveillance Activity AMSA. This report summarizes frequencies, rates, and correlates of risk of cold injuries among active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces during the period July 1999 to June 2004.
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