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Examinations regarding the prevalence of intestinal parasitic diseases in Polish soldiers contingents assigned to missions abroad

Krzysztof Korzeniewski
International Maritime Health 2011;63(1):31-36.

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Vol 63, No 1 (2011)
TROPICAL MEDICINE Original article
Published online: 2011-04-29
Submitted: 2013-02-18

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present the program of diagnostic examinations regarding the detection and following treatment of intestinal parasitic diseases in the population of Polish soldiers serving in different climatic and sanitary conditions. Intestinal parasitoses remain one of the health problems of soldiers participating in contemporary military operations. This fact mainly results from unsatisfactory sanitary and hygienic standards in the regions where troops are deployed, contamination of water and soil, inappropriate processes of purifying drinking water, and the terrible condition of sewage systems, water purification plants, or sewage treatment facilities. The occurrence of such diseases is further facilitated by disregard of some basic principles of food and feeding hygiene. Mass examinations of Polish troops to find the prevalence of intestinal parasitoses will cause a decrease in the morbidity rate of parasitic diseases among Polish soldiers deployed in military operations. They can also lead to a decrease in expenditure on medical treatment of disease-related complications and on damages awarded to soldiers who have developed a serious disease while being engaged in a mission abroad.
(Int Marit Health 2011; 62, 1: 31–36)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present the program of diagnostic examinations regarding the detection and following treatment of intestinal parasitic diseases in the population of Polish soldiers serving in different climatic and sanitary conditions. Intestinal parasitoses remain one of the health problems of soldiers participating in contemporary military operations. This fact mainly results from unsatisfactory sanitary and hygienic standards in the regions where troops are deployed, contamination of water and soil, inappropriate processes of purifying drinking water, and the terrible condition of sewage systems, water purification plants, or sewage treatment facilities. The occurrence of such diseases is further facilitated by disregard of some basic principles of food and feeding hygiene. Mass examinations of Polish troops to find the prevalence of intestinal parasitoses will cause a decrease in the morbidity rate of parasitic diseases among Polish soldiers deployed in military operations. They can also lead to a decrease in expenditure on medical treatment of disease-related complications and on damages awarded to soldiers who have developed a serious disease while being engaged in a mission abroad.
(Int Marit Health 2011; 62, 1: 31–36)
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Keywords

intestinal parasitic diseases; Polish Military Contingents

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Title

Examinations regarding the prevalence of intestinal parasitic diseases in Polish soldiers contingents assigned to missions abroad

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 63, No 1 (2011)

Pages

31-36

Published online

2011-04-29

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2011;63(1):31-36.

Keywords

intestinal parasitic diseases
Polish Military Contingents

Authors

Krzysztof Korzeniewski

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