Health countermeasures for military deployment

Leggat, Peter A., and Frean, J. (2006) Health countermeasures for military deployment. Occupational Health Southern Africa, 12 (2). pp. 4-11.

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Military deployments represent a significant logistic exercise in occupational health. Health countermeasures are important to deal with medical, dental and psychological problems that may be pre-existing or arise during or after deployment. In terms of infectious disease, vector-borne diseases, in particular malaria and the arboviruses, stand out as major concerns for military deployments. However, other common problems, for example diarrhoeal disease and motor vehicle accidents, also need to be addressed. Military forces contribute to the development of guidelines and policies for delivery of effective health countermeasures associated with deployment of troops.

Item ID: 4163
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1024-6274
Keywords: travel medicine; military medicine; screening; occupational health; health
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Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2009 23:41
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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