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IIR 6 064 3107 91/ INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TESTS (U)

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SERIAL: (U) 6 064 3107 91.
BODY COUNTRY: (U) KUWAIT (KU); IRAQ (IZ).
SUBJ: IIR 6 064 3107 91/ INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TESTS (U)
WARNING: (U) THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT. NOT FINALLY EVALUATED
INTELLIGENCE.[  (b)(2)  ]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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DOI: (U) 910300.
REQS: (U) [  (b)(2)  ]
SOURCE:            [  (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)  ]  

SUMMARY:        THIS REPORT FORWARDS FRAGMENTARY INFORMATION ON
INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TESTING FOR THESE DISEASES IN THE 
IMMEDIATE
POST-PERSIAN GULF CRISIS ERA FOR PERSONS RETURNING FROM IRAQ TO
KUWAIT.
TEXT: (U)
1.     THE KUWAIT MINISTRY OF HEALTH HAS DIRECTED THAT ALL
DISPLACED CIVILIANS RETURNING FROM IRAQ WILL BE TESTED FOR 
SHIGELLA, SALMONELLA, AND CHOLERA. THUS FAR, ALL TESTS FOR CHOLERA 
HAVE BEEN NEGATIVE.
2.     CURRENTLY, APPROXIMATELY TEN CASES OF INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS
ARE PRESENTING PER DAY IN KUWAIT. KUWAITI PHYSICIANS SEEM TO
BELIEVE THIS INCREASE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF AN EPIDEMIC.
ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE SOME REPORTED CASES OF SHIGELLA.
3.     LABORATORY TESTING OF PERSONNEL RETURNING FROM IRAQ HAVE
IDENTIFIED AN EXTREMELY RESISTANT STRAIN OF SHIGELLA BACTERIA.
PERSONNEL CARRYING THIS STRAIN OF SHIGELLA WERE REPORTEDLY 
DETAINED
ALONG A RIVER ON THE IRAQ-IRAN BORDER (NFI); THEY WERE FORCED TO
OBTAIN DRINKING WATER FROM THE RIVER (NFI).
COMMENTS: (U) NONE.
IPSP: (U) //PGW2650; PT1810//.
COMSOBJ: (U) //141; 173//.
ADMIN PROJ: (U)
INSTR: (U) U.S. NO.
PREP: (U)[   (b)(6)   ]
ACQ: (U)[   (b)(2)   ]
DISSEM: (U) NONE.
WARNING: (U) [  (b)(2)  ]
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