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  1. Jungle Rot -In the Vietnam war if you had an open cut on your leg it would most likely get infected with jungle rot -The soldiers were given pills to prevent infections so they couldn’t get jungle rot GH

  2. Monsoon Conditions -The monsoon season started in march every year, the weather was very hot and humid -The soldiers would have to get through it but the leaders would avoid going to battle during a monsoon GH

  3. MALARIA • Malaria is a mosquito borne infectious disease. Most people with primary malaria infection experience fevers, chills, sweats, muscle and joint aches, often accompanied by headache, nausea and diarrhea. -Anthony Certo

  4. DYSENTARY • Dysentery is an inflammatory disorder of the intestine, especially of the colon, that results in severe diarrhea containing mucus and/or blood in the feces with fever, and abdominal pain. - Anthony Certo

  5. Fire Ants • During night patrols where the soldiers would lay on the ground looking and hiding from enemy soldiers. They would unknowingly lay next to dry rice paddies and get swarmed by fire ants who bit and tore up their skin. By: P.J. Delacruz

  6. Leeches • Leeches were a problem because they would suck the blood out of the soldiers as they walked through creeks, rivers, streams, and would cause pain. By: P.J. Delacruz

  7. Dysentery • an inflammatory disorder of the intestine, especially of the colon, that results in severe diarrhea containing mucus and blood in the feces • Result from viral and bacterial infections -lack of cleanliness -Coming in contact with one who has Dysentery • Both American Solders and Vietnam Natives contracted the disease. Although it was more common for an American to get the disease. • In some cases it was fatal due to the lack of fluids in the body • Ways they tired to defend themselves from the disease was to use oral rehydration treatments as well as taking antibiotics. In some cases the antibiotics were fatal. David Garrin

  8. Dehydration • The excessive loss of body water. • Due to the harsh climates in Vietnam and constant movement soldiers lost a great amount of water when fighting in the war. • Dehydration was caused form the lack of water that was being replenished in the soldiers body. • When one was dehydrated it often resulted in death depending how much water was lost. • Troops tried to defend themselves by always keeping hydrated when on the move and under the harsh sun rays. • David Garrin