Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 9, Number 4, May/June 2003
ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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Historically, heat-related injuries have been significant threats to the health and operational effectiveness of soldiers and their units. The U.S. military has developed doctrine, equipment, and training methods that reflect decades of operational lessons learned and numerous research studies. Still, however, physical exertion in hot environments cause numerous and occasionally fatal injuries of US soldiers. Each year, the MSMR summarizes the heat injury experience of active duty soldiers during the prior year. This report summarizes hospitalizations, outpatient visits, and notifiable event reports related to heat injuries among active duty soldiers from January through December 2002.
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