For sale is a WW2 German Afrika Korps Army Medical Corps dysentery Warning Leaflet. This leaflet was a warning to German troops in africa and other tropical climes for the importance of sanitation. A translated copy is below:
Appendix 2 to H. Dv. 1 a page 53 c ifd. No. 53 of March 9, 1942 Put it in the pocket of the pay book! Published by the Heeres-Sanitätsinspektion 49 r 15 SJn / Wi G (1) No. 1338/42 Unchanged reprint 1942 Ruhr in countries with a moderate climate One of the most common diseases in the troops is the Ruhr. At first it spreads quite inconspicuously, but can become a serious epidemic. The dysentery pathogens are mainly transmitted by flies. Feces and spoiled waste are their most important breeding and breeding grounds. They carry the germs from the excrement onto the food. Many people can have dysentery pathogens in their intestines and pass them with their stool without being sick themselves or having already survived the disease. This allows the pathogen to spread and the comrades to be infected with the epidemic. This danger can only be avoided by carefully observing the following rules:
1. Use the latrine for bowel movements. Keep them clean so that flies cannot get to the droppings. If the latrine is not flyproof, cover the droppings with soil. If no latrine is built, use the spade to dig a hole far outside the camp. Empty the manure in and throw it back immediately so that the manure and paper are well covered. 2. Protect food and eating utensils from flies. Kill every fly you can catch in the shelter. 3. Keep the camp and bivouac free of litter and rubbish. Waste is to be burned or buried deep every day. 4. IB outside Germany Fruit only peeled. All fruit must be washed thoroughly in boiled or filtered water before consumption. 5. Drink only boiled or filtered water. 6. If possible, clean the eating utensils with hot, boiled water. 7. Avoid unnecessary contact with the local population abroad because of the risk of vermin and contagious diseases being transmitted. 8. Protect the stomach from cooling down, e.g. B. by a warm bandage. 9. Wash your hands in the accommodation before eating and after defecating. 10. Report to your troop doctor immediately if you have diarrhea. Also, let him know immediately if you have mucus or blood in your stool, even if you otherwise feel completely healthy.
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