Epidemic enteric infections among prisoners of war in Korea

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Florida State Board of Health. , Tallahassee]
Dysentery., Intestines -- Diseases., Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Medical and sanitary aff
Statementby Albert V. Hardy [and others.
SeriesFlorida. State Board of Health., Monograph, no. 4
ContributionsHardy, Albert Victor, 1897-
LC ClassificationsRA44 .B6 no. 4
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 62 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL221925M
LC Control Numbera 63007245

This report describes clinical, laboratory and epidemiological observations on dysentery among aboutprisoners captured by U.N.

forces during the Korean War. Over a period of 15 months there w admissions to hospital with diarrhoeal disease, and it was estimated that these represented about 1 in 20 cases of diarrhoea seen in ://   Enteric infections, particularly bacillary dysentery, historically are diseases of major importance to confined population groups.

Epidemics repeatedly occur aboard ships, in institutions for mentally defective and mentally ill, jails, orphanages, and prison camps. Experience with dysentery in the United Nations prisoner-of-war camp in Korea Lest it be considered that this was an unusual and atypical situation, let me cite briefly two other experiences.

In earlythe Commission on Enteric Infections was advised through military channels of the high prevalence of diarrheal diseases among prisoners of war being held by the United Nations forces in :// One may find the price (US $), length ( pages), and title of this book (War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, –) subject is also daunting: an elucidation of synergies between war and pestilence, 2 apocalyptic :// This study aimed at analyzing the causes of death of prisoners of war (POWs) during the Korean War () who fought for the Communist side (North Korea and the People's Republic of China).

Inthe United States Department of Defense released new information about the prisoners including, 7, deaths of the POW during the Korean Although not communicable, tetanus has to have been a major historical wartime problem: "tetanus among U.S.

troops declined from a rate of /, in the Civil War to /, in World War   of enteric infections during the period from to are not worthy to be mentioned here. Strains isolated during the Korean war: Salmonella was isolated in this period mainly from military personnel in the U.N.

Forces, Koreans in military services and Thomas, Springfield Grove DI () Strongyloidiasis in allied ex-prisoners of war in southeast Asia. Br Med J – Google Scholar Haaf E, Soest AH Van () Oesophagostomiasis in   In World War II, only 13 cases and two deaths were reported among American military personnel.

These cases stemmed from two epidemics of limited extent, both occurring in China during the summer of One epidemic involved six men and the other, seven; each involved one ://   The book will look at advances in medicine and surgery that improved the lot of the American soldier.

In particular, the book will examine the impact of disease upon troop strength, which had special impact in the Revolutionary War through the post-Civil War period.

Forward surgery in the modern sense came of age in World War :// Initially thought to be confined to visitors to the tropics, it became apparent in the early 20th century that indigenous residents of the tropics were afflicted with similar illnesses.

5 Epidemics of malabsorption, noted among armed forces and prisoners of war in the Indo-Burma theatre during World War II 6, 7 and in south India in the s A total of infections among Chinese prisoners outside Hubei ended 16 straight days of declines in new mainland cases.

Another cases were reported in prisons in Hubei - where the virus   APPENDIX - Nutritional Deficiency Diseases Among American Prisoners of War From Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines inby Capt. Samuel A. Goldblith, CE [* NOTE: The term "Filipino Scout" is used 4 times in the report.

Actually it was the "Philippine Scouts," a branch of the US Army before thru   After the war, the disease began to be monitored by the Korean National Institute of Health [4]. Table 1 shows the number of dysentery cases in Korea from topublished by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [5].

Along with typhoid, dysentery has been the most common disease among domestic food-borne legal communicable   Hardy AV, Mason RP, Frye WW, Brooke MM, Schiliessman DJEpidemic enteric infections among prisoners of war in Korea Monograph 4, Florida State Board of From time immemorial, vector-borne diseases have severely reduced the fighting capacity of armies and caused suspension or cancellation of military operations.

Since World War I, infectious diseases have no longer been the main causes of morbidity and mortality among soldiers. However, most recent conflicts involving Western armies have occurred overseas, increasing the risk of vector-borne (14)/fulltext.

epidemic typhus rather than tsutsugamushi disease. It was also mild, and therefore it may have been Brill-Zinsser disease or mild epidemic typhus, as was present in Mexico or Russia.

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From tothere were many studies on epidemic typhus and murine typhus in Korea. However, it is not easy to distinguish between these two :// Despite the paucity of infections during the war, the Persian Gulf conflict has spawned a decade of debate regarding the existence of a unique “Gulf War illness,” which some believe may have been caused by infectious agents.

This review focuses on the endemic diseases of south-central Asia, with emphasis on :// Military training facilities and operational theatres, and the stressful activities undertaken in such settings, are unique. Military personnel living and working in these environments are at considerable risk of the acquisition and onward transmission of a variety of respiratory infections.

While these generally cause mild illness, severe disease may occur with significant associated Respiratory infections, the most common cause of acute infectious disease in U.S.

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adults, are also the leading cause of outpatient illness and a major cause (25% to 30%) of infectious disease hospitalization in U.S. military personnel (2,3).Because of crowded living conditions, stressful working environment, and exposure to respiratory pathogens in disease-endemic areas, military trainees and   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced The 7, British and Australian prisoners of war who formed “F” force, left Changi camp on Singapore Island in April,and 3, returned in December, 23 hours ago  STA, 29 October - Slovenia's coronavirus total has pas and the number of active infections excee after the country reported a further 2, cases for Wednesday.

Data presented by government spokesman Jelko Kacin at a briefing, show 7, Sars-CoV-2 tests were performed in the country yesterday, which means % of all tests came back positive, roughly on a ?sa. A striking feature of AIDS is that it's ethno-selective. The rate of infection is twice as high among Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans as among whites, with death coming two to three times as swiftly.

And over 80% of the children with AIDS and 90% of infants born with it are among   A two-year study of enteric infections associated with diarrhoeal diseases in children in urban Somalia. in former Far East prisoners of war. BMJ ;2: 2nd ed.

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New York: Plenum The U.S. keeps smashing its own records for daily COVID cases. About 2, Pennsylvania nurses plan to go on strike. Latest coronavirus :// The typhoid epidemic has been responsible for high mortality rate among the American soldiers during the Spanish-American war in (Cirillo, ).

The bacilli were first isolated in from / in Malaysia among butchery workers, cases, case fatality rate 40%, disease transmission by infected pigs, in India 66 cases in Outbreaks in Bangladesh since West Nile virus.

Encephalitis. Since at the east coast of the United States, spread in the whole country within 4 years. cholerae Bengal. Initially thought to be confined to visitors to the tropics, it became apparent in the early 20th century that indigenous residents of the tropics were afflicted with similar illnesses.

5 Epidemics of malabsorption, noted among armed forces and prisoners of war in the Indo‐Burma theatre during World War II 6,7 and in south India in the s In Europe, where Germany, France and Spain were among the places with a growing caseload, an expanding cluster of more than cases in northern Italy was eyed as a source for ://.

The announcement of cases of Covid infections among prisoners and soldiers in Roumieh prison has renewed calls for a general amnesty law to limit the spread of the virus.

Families of prisoners held a sit-in on Monday in front of the Justice PalaceScreenshot from CIA release, “Baptism by Fire,” Daily Reports, file –03– This essay sets out a history of the germ warfare campaign as experienced and reported by North Korean and Chinese military units, filtered primarily through daily COMINT reports of Communist communications contemporaneously gathered by U.S.

military ://  SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - Crews World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China The South Korean military announced additional infections among its