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Subject = OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD MEDICAL AND CHEMICAL THREAT Parent Organization = ARCENT Unit = XVIII CORPS Folder Title = XVIII ABN CORPS G3 PLANS REAR DAILY JOURNALS 13 TO 17 AUG 90 Document Number = 82 Box ID = BX000101 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS, XVIII AIRBORNE CORPS AND FORT BRAGG FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA 28307-5t)00 REPLY TO ATTENMON Or: MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION SUBJEC'ri 13PERi4TION DESR-RT V,@ilELD MrzDICAL AND CVIEMICNL THREAT I- You are beina provided ttie following pieces of equipment. Most are intended to prevent you from dying or from becomina severely, perhaps permanently ill from diseases prevalent where you are going. While these may not look as important to you as you%- weapon, proper, consistent use will truly, for real, help you return home well. They work. 2 tubes of new DEET creine - fop skin 2 bottles Sunscreen - for, skin I can Permethrin aerosol - for mosquito netting-and beddina 2 NAPP blister packs - for use only when command directed 3 3 Mark-I - Nerve ngent Antidote kits 2 M-258 - Decontamination Kits 2- Water and Food Threat: Water, ice and food available from the economy is almost uniformly contaminated with bactenia, viruses, and parasites to which you have no immunity. Typtioid fever and intestinal parasites are common. DO NOT USE LOCAL WATER OR FOOD! IJSE ONLY U-S- MILITARY WRIER S(JURCES AND Mni(E SURE IT IS HIGHLY C14LORINATED (5-10 PARTS PER MILI-ION) DO NOT add Satorade -like or l@oolaid-lik@- flavo-c-ing pacltv--ts as the idditives contained will inactivate the usually protective levels of chlorine. The residual chlorine @1UST be kept Iiii3h. 3- Insect, Spider, Scorpion, ind Snake Threats: a. The most important danger in ttiis category you will encounter is from the Sand 1--ly. This small insect can fly through unprotected mosquito netting. The Sand Fly carries mat-tv diseases that are truly awful but the ones most common in this operation carry primarily Leishmaniasis and Sand Fly Fevet-- Sand Fly Fever will make you extremely ill and combat ineffective. These flies are attracted by unsanitary latrines, urine or fecal waste around votjw- encampment, and food - as wel.1 as your body.
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