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GI, respiratory, skin disease top list among troops in Ebola response

GI, respiratory, skin disease top list among troops in Ebola response
October 7, 2017

SAN DIEGO — Complaints of upper respiratory, gastrointestinal and skin disease symptoms accounted for the majority of clinical visits by United States military personnel during their response to the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, according to researchers.

The same three complaints have been common in other military theaters, including combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, they said at ID Week in San Diego. The data can help the military prepare for and prevent familiar enemies of the microscopic variety, they concluded.

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