Accession Number : AD0825057

Title :   ACUTE INTESTINAL DISORDERS IN SHELTER GROUPS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Kopala, Frances A.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The report evaluates the magnitude of acute intestinal disorders in human shelter occupancy studies and other closed ecosystems and estimates the impact of such disorders on shelter occupants to permit better planning for the care of those afflicted and for minimizing the impact on unafflicted occupants. The data are presented as a basis for prevention, control, and treatment of diarrhea in shelters. The evidence produced also demonstrates the susceptibility of the gastrointestinal system to emotional influences and indicates the need for preventive measures for fear-motivated behavior during enforced shelter living; the need for a standardized system of reporting the prevalence of diarrheal diseases is also indicated.

Descriptors :   (*GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS), INTESTINES, PUBLIC HEALTH, SHELTERS, CIVIL DEFENSE, DIARRHEA, THERAPY, IMMUNITY, GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM, HUMANS, CLOSED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS, PREDICTIONS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, BEHAVIOR.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE