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Subject: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SITUATION SUMMARY RPT Unit: OTSG Parent Organization: HSC Box ID: BX003205 Folder Title: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SITUATION SUMMARY REPORT Document Number: 7 Folder Seq #: 34 U N C L A S S I F I E D DESERT SHIELD PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SITUATION SUMMARY REPORT 13 - 26 OCTOBER 1990 1. MISSION: No Change. 2. SITUATION AND CONSIDERATIONS a. Enemy situation: No Change. b. Friendly situation: (1) Status of unit PVNTMED readiness: Reports indicate that some deployed units have not appointed Field Sanitation Te;%,mr-. Under provisions of AR 40-5 (Preventive Medicine) commanders of company sized units are required to appoint a Unit Field Sanitation Team (FST). Duties of the PST, described in FM 21-10 (Field Hygiene and Sanitation), include inspecting unit water containers and trailers, =it food operations, unit waste disposal practices; checking unit water supply for chlorine and disinfecting unit water supplies; monitoring and controlling insects in the unit area; and training unit personnel in individual preventive medicine measures. (2) Status of preventive medicine aspects of NBC: A small percentage (5 percent) of soldiers may not be able to obtain an adequate facial fit with the current series of protective field masks (M9, M17Al, M17A2, M24 & M25). The new M40 series protective mask will provide an adequate fit for nearly 100 percent of users. The U.S. Army Chemical Research and Development Engineering Center (CRDEC) will provide information on how to obtain a prototype M40 series mask for soldiers that cannot obtain an adequate fit with other masks. CRDEC point of contact is R. Dewey, AUTOVON 584-5681/5762. See 1990, subject: Special Fitting for Agent Protective Masks. C. Health status of the command: (1) Immunization requirements: Pregnant soldiers are exempt from all immunizations, except influenza and diphtheria, under provisions of AR 600-8-101 and DA Message, May 1990, subject: Physical Profile for Pregnant soldiers. Pregnant soldiers automatically receive a T-3 physical profile. See Encl 2: Executive Summary, DAPE-MPH, 17 October 1990, subject: Pregnant Women Soldiers in Southwest Asia.
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