4.  a.  During the operation the Battalion had 12 cases of Malaria, all of which came during the first three months.  There have been no new cases in the past three months and accordingly the number of Fever of Unknown Origins totalled 7 for the last 90 days.  Beginning in October spot urine checks for Chloroquine Primaquine ant-malaria tablets were carried out.  The weekly test revealed more than90% positive results during the last two months of the operation.


     b.  In October we had the first case of Hepatitis in the command in several months.  Interviews revealed failure to us iodine tablets on spring water obtained in the field.  Appropriate warnings were conveyed to all units in the command.


     c.  With the beginning of the monsoons in September a steadily increasing number of Immersion Foot cases began.  In December alone 14 cases were treated.  Emphasis was placed on daily foot stables and proper care of feet during the rainy season.  Foot inspections in January revealed no new major cases and only a small number of minor infections.


     d.  Physical examinations of the Battalion personnel began in November.  Nearly 90% of the command have been given examinations; and the percentage should remain high with all incoming personnel requiring medical screening at B/75th Medical Company while processing in the Brigade.


5.  a.  During the operation medical care of the Battalion was improved when the Aid Station moved to a larger building complex.  The move allowed almost three times more space as the old quarters.  The waiting room, treatment, records and storage area were greatly improved.


     b.  Sanitation of the Battalion area was enhanced by the completion of the “urineil” design collection devices.


     c.  A new EM mess hall was opened in late September providing nearly twice the previously available floor space.  This has relieved the heavy congestion that made dining an unpleasant experience.


     d.  Regular weekly sanitation inspections were held for all company areas and mess facilities during the operation period.




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