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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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