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Subject: HAZARD FROM MALARIA PILLS                                       

Box  ID: BX001339

Document Number:          8

Folder Title: DSJ - TOC LOGS  3D AD MAIN CP - 26-27 APR 91                                                    

Folder Seq #:         34

Unit: 3D AD       

Parent Organzation: VII  CORPS  









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   RETRANSMISSION OF ARCENT SAFETY ALERT
   SUBJECT: HAZARD FROM MALARIA FILLS
   1. MANY SOLDIERS WERE ISSUED MALARIA TABLETS FOR THEIR
   DEPLOYMENT TO SOUTHWEST ASIA. THE  7ABLCS CONTAIN CHLOROQUINE,
   WHICH IS DEADLY TO CHILDREN. A CASE ON RECORD INDICATED THAT A
   l@@ MONTH OLD CHTLD DIED FROM TAKING JUST ONE O= HER UNCLE'S
   MALARIA TABLETS. THE TABLETS ARE USUALLY COVERED WITH A TASTY
   CANDY-LIKE COATING. CHILDREN MAY EAT THEM IF THE TABLETS ARE NOT
   PROPERLY CONTROLLED.
   2. THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN:
   A. SOLDIERS TAKING MALARIA PILLS SHOULD REDEPLOY WITH ONLY
   ENOUGH TO COMPLETE THEIR DOSAGE.
   S. FILLS SHOULD BE STORED TN A CONTAINER THAT IS TAMPER PROOF TO
   CHILDREN, AND KEPT OUT OF THEIR REACH.
   C. MALARIA PILLS, AND ANY OTHER MEDICATIONS NOT REQUIRED FOR
   TREATMENT, SHOULD BE DISPOSED OF; I.E., FLUSHED DOWN A TOILET.
   DO NOT LEAVE MEDICATIONS IN TRASH, OR PLACES AVAILABLE TO
   CHILDREN.
   3. ABOUT 80% OF CASES INVOLVING CHILDREN WITH CHLOROQUINE
   TOXICITY (MALARIA PILL F'OISONING), ARE FATAL. THERE IS NO 1'. NOWN
   EFFECTIVE TREATMENT.
   4. AS A REMINDER, SOLDIERS MUST 'TURN IN NERVE AGENT TABLETS,
   ATROPINE, AND 2-PAM AUTOINJECTORS, F'RIOR -10 REDEF,LOYMENT TO
   PREVENT SIMILAR PROBLEMS.
       THESE MEDICATIONS AND CHEMICAL ITEMS HAVE NO PLACE IN THE
   HOME ENVIRONMENT. DO NOT LET SOLDIERS RISK THE HEALTH AND LIVES
   OF THEIR LOVED ONES.
   6. F,OC FOR ARCENT SAFETY IS LTC KINCAID, TAC 9-300-7904-791,
   COMM oOl-966-1-493-o6o5.



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Document 1 f:/Week-28/BX001339/DSJ - TOC LOGS 3D AD MAIN CP - 26-27 APR 91/hazard from malaria pills:09139616141164
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File Room = jul96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-28
Box ID = BX001339
Unit = 3D AD
Parent Organization = VII CORPS
Folder Title = DSJ - TOC LOGS 3D AD MAIN CP - 26-27 APR 91
Folder Seq # = 34
Subject = HAZARD FROM MALARIA PILLS
Document Seq # = 64
Document Date =
Scan Date = 22-JUL-1996
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 13-SEP-1996