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27 Cards in this Set

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What are the 4 types of waste?
1. Human
2. Liquid
3. Garbage
4. Rubbish
What is the water requirement per person, per day in a temperate zone?
5 gallons of water per person, per day
A latrine can be no closer than what distance to a water source?
100 ft
What is Potable water?
Water that is safe to drink
What are the measurements of a straddle trench?
1 ft wide, 4 ft long, 2 1/2 ft deep
How many gallons of water will a Lister Bag hold?
36 gallons
How deep is a cat hole?
6 to 12 inches
What is a communicable disease?
A disease that can be transmitted person to person, animal to person, and insect to person.
What are the 5 "F"s of Field Sanitation?
1. Foods
2. Fingers
3. Feces
4. Fluids
5. Flies
What is the best protection against disease or biological warfare?
Immunization and personal hygiene
What Field Manual covers Unit Field Sanitation Team?
FM 4-25.12
What Field Manual covers Field Hygiene and Sanitation?
FM 21-10
What is Field Sanitation?
The use of measures to create and maintain healthful environmental conditions, these include safeguarding food, safeguarding water, and controlling disease bearing insects and rodents.
What is a vector?
Any living organism that can carry a disease-producing virus
What is palatable water?
Water that is pleasing to the taste, but which may be unsafe
What are the 5 communicable disease grouped by the Army?
1. Respiratory
2. Intestinal
3. Insect borne
4. Venereal
5. Miscellaneous
What are the three most common poison plants?
1. Poison ivy
2. Poison sumac
3. Poison oak
What are some diseases carried by the fly?
What 3 rules apply to water discipline in the field?
1. Drink only from approved sources
2. Conserve water
3. Do not contaminate your sources
What are some methods of human waste disposal?
Straddle trench
Mound latrine
Burn out latrine
Deep pit
Pail latrines
Urine soak pits
Bore hole latrines
How far should garbage pits be located away from the mess area?
30 yards and no closer that 100 ft from any water source
Where should the latrine be located in relation to the mess hall?
At least 100 meters downhill or downstream
What are some of the diseases carried by the mosquito?
Yellow fever
Enough straddle trenches should be dug to accommodate what percentage of the unit at one time?
8 percent
Water that is not properly treated can spread what diseases?
Common diarrhea
Paratyphoid fever
What are two ways to purify water?
1. Iodine tablets
2. Boiling
Who gives the final approval on whether water is safe to drink?
Medical personnel