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An outbreak of gastroenteritis in an airmobile unit.
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PMID:  3701684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An infantry battalion as part of an Airmobile Brigade took part in a field exercise in Germany during mid summer 1984. During the exercise the battalion suffered from an outbreak of gastroenteritis which affected at least 64 men, some 10% of its total strength. The follow up investigation revealed that it was likely that the origin of the outbreak was uncontrolled drinking of polluted water from two streams. This paper seeks to underline the lesson that poor water discipline can have serious consequences for units in the field.
R C Bedson; G Benn; R M Bunn; J R Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0035-8665     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Army Med Corps     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-06-03     Completed Date:  1986-06-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505627     Medline TA:  J R Army Med Corps     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Disease Outbreaks / epidemiology*
Gastroenteritis / epidemiology*
Germany, West
Great Britain
Military Personnel*
Water Microbiology*

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