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MCRP 4-11.1

Field Hygiene and Sanitation

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Publication for Field Sanitation? FM 21-10
What are 3 diseases carried by flies? Typhoid, cholera, and dysentery.
What are 5 diseases carried by mosquitoes? Malaria, dengue, yellow fever, encephalitis, filariasis.
What is platable water? Water that tastes clean but may be unsafe.
What is potable water? Drinkable water.
What are two ways of purifying water? Boiling and iodine tablets.
What are the five F's of field sanitation? Food, fingers, flies, feces, fluids.
What is the most frequently used chemical to purify water? Chlorine.
Untreated water can spread what diseases? Diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, typhoid, paratyphoid fever, leptospirosis and bacillary.
What is meant by water discipline? Conserving water and drinking purified water.
Where should a latrine be located in relation to a messhall? 100 meters downstream or dowhill.
What is the best protection against disease or biological contamination? Personal hygiene and immunization.
What are some methods of human waste disposal? Urine soak pits, straddle trench, pail latrines, deep pit, bore hole latrines, burn out latrines, mound latrines.
What is artificial immunity? Immunity gained through immunization.
What are the dimensions of a straddle trench? One food wide by four feet long by 2 1/2 feet deep.
How many straddle trenches should a unit dig? Enough to accommodate 8% of the unit at one time.
Who is responsible for the health of a unit? The commander.
What color are iodine tablets? Steel gray.
What is water discipline? Drinking only purified water and conserving water.
How long should water be boiled for purification purposes? 5 to 10 minutes.
Where should a latrine be located in relation to a messhall? 100 meters downstream or dowhill.
What is the best protection against disease or biological contamination? Personal hygiene and immunization.
What are some methods of human waste disposal? Urine soak pits, straddle trench, pail latrines, deep pit, bore hole latrines, burn out latrines, mound latrines.
What is artificial immunity? Immunity gained through immunization.
What are the dimensions of a straddle trench? One food wide by four feet long by 2 1/2 feet deep.
How many straddle trenches should a unit dig? Enough to accommodate 8% of the unit at one time.
Who is responsible for the health of a unit? The commander.
What color are iodine tablets? Steel gray.
What is water discipline? Drinking only purified water and conserving water.
How long should water be boiled for purification purposes? 5 to 10 minutes.
How many gallons of water will a water purification (lister) bag hold? 36.
Created by: RabbittDK10
 

 



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