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Subject: 4TH BN 27TH FIELD ARTY  OUTBREAK GASTROENTERITIS 16 APR 91      

Unit: 22D SUPCOM  

Parent Organization: ARCENT      

Box ID: BX005153

Folder Title: HISTORICAL FILE  422ND MED DET                                                                  

Document Number:         35

Folder SEQ  #:         23



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                                     DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                     Headquarters, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery
                                     Operation Desert Storm
                                       APO New York 096-@7

             AETS-FA-B-27-PA                                         16 April 1791

             MEMORANDUM TFIRU Commander, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, ATTN:
                                Brigade Surgeon, APO New York (-)967,7

             FOR Commander, Department of Preventive Medicine

             SUBJECT:  Rule Out Salmonella Food Poisoning Outbreak Coupled
                       with Viral Gastroenteritis


             1.  The advance party of 4th Bn, 27th FO (i.iF@LS) departed Iraq and
             arrived in Saudi Arabia on or about the 7 of April 1991.        Our
             site was set up in zkccc)rdance with standard operational proceed-
             ores since arrival in the theatre of operations i.e.         Dec 9C).
             On the Otli of April 19'71, three (--,) patients reported to the R-@S
             with complaints of headache, myalgias, febrile, chills,
             nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea without bright
             red rectal bleeding or melena.    Diagnosis-   Viral Gastrcienteri'@is
             Treatment: Symptomatic with resolution of same.

             2.  The main body of 4th BN, 27th FA (MLRS) departed Iraq and
             arrived in Saudi Arabia on or about the 9 of April 1991.
             During our time in theatre there have been no reported episodes
             of gastroentestinal complaints.

             :7. On the 11 of April 1991, approximately at 21'@,O hours soldiers
             from 4/27 began presenting to the 4/27 FA BAS with the complaints
ea,
             without bright red rectal bleeding or melena.      Patients w@re
             orthostatic positive and afebrile.     A total of 94 patients -ere
             seen from beforementioned time till l@" April 1?91.     On 1-1 CPri"-
             1991 -4 patients presented with the    same complaints.   Al"
             patients were treated with L-actated   Ringers for fluid and
             electrolyte replenishment, Phenergan or Compa--ine IPI, Dr-.nns-@@-I
             and ImmodiL(fn, with resolution of symptoms within -14-@'@ hour--,

             4.  The following were investigated to find a source for t;-,e
             above:


                 a. On 11 April 19c?l fowl (fried chicl  'en with the sti.,
             was served in the consolidated dining facility thrlt Vi@-Ama-cf
             Catering on I)r-aqrjori Road.




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Box ID = BX005153
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