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Briefing For SAC: To sit Alpha The Climate: Very hot, variably humid Temp 105-120 not uncommon. Sandstorms common. Needs: Approximately 10 liters of bottled water per person per day Force fluids - hourly 30/30 work/rest cycle possibly 30/60 for prolonged outdoor heat exposure Dark glasses/ goggles for glare and sandstorms Sunscreens applied frequently and liberally The Water: Don't drink it (or eat the food) Don't eat foods washed with it Stress hygiene and use disposable cups/utensils when possible Consume MRE's and bottled water or fluids (juices) A. Problem: Traveler's diarrhea --- Doxycycline 1 capsule daily at beginning of crew rest period. --- Peptobismol for protracted symptoms (instruction on bottle) B. Problem: Hepatitis A --- Gammaglobulin shot The Culture: --- Don't touch or "regard" the women --- Don't drink alcohol The Insects: Mosquitoes Ticks, lice, Sandflies. . --- Transmit various diseases including malaria --- Malaria mosquitoes breed in water near human habitation, rest in house/shelters near ceiling and feed after sunset. You are the food! Precautions: --- Good basic hygiene --- liberal use of topical insect repellent --- Use knock down insect sprays in rooms and aircraft for mosquitoes --- Nets? --- Inspect and clean quarters to remove lice and ticks. ---Double sheets/pillow cases changed daily.
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