Accession Number : AD0419964

Title :   SHIGELLOSIS - A PREVENTIVE MEDICINE PROBLEM IN TURKEY.

Corporate Author : UNITED STATES AIR FORCES IN EUROPE (TURKEY)

Report Date : JUL 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The presence of acute gastroenteritis in U. S. Personnel in Turkey as both an endemic and epidemic problem ha prompted thi publication to alert Medical Personnel of the actual hazard existing in Turkey. It i the intent of this paper to advise Medical Personnel that Shigella does exist in Turkey; to give a general idea of the frequency of the disease, andto outline certain procedures that may be useful in its diagnosis and control. Because of the difficulty in obtaining specimens from Turkish Nationals other than Indigenous food handlers, the works of local Medical Authorities are cited as evidence of endemic and epidemic Shigellosis in Turkey. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EPIDEMIOLOGY, *SHIGELLA, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), EPIDEMIOLOGY, FOOD, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, MICROORGANISMS, PERSONNEL, SHIGELLA, TURKEY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE