Respiratory tract infections in the military environment

  title={Respiratory tract infections in the military environment},
  author={Krzysztof Korzeniewski and Aneta Nitsch-Osuch and Monika Konior and Anna Lass},
  journal={Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology},
Military personnel fighting in contemporary battlefields as well as those participating in combat training are at risk of contracting respiratory infections. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that soldiers deployed to the harsh environment have higher rates of newly reported respiratory symptoms than non-deployers. Acute respiratory diseases are the principle reason for outpatient treatment and hospitalization among military personnel, with an incidence exceeding that of the adult… CONTINUE READING