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Military Tropical Medicine
  1. Major Mark S Bailey, RAMC, Department of Infection & Tropical Medicine1,2 and
  2. CJ Ellis, Department of Infection & Tropical Medicine2
  1. 1Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, UK
  1. SpR in Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine, Department of Military Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Vincent Drive, Birmingham, B15 2SQ mark{at}


Tropical diseases remain a significant threat to deployed military personnel as demonstrated by recent outbreaks amongst troops in Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. Five cases are presented from military deployments in tropical or sub-tropical areas, which illustrate important diseases and diagnostic principles for military physicians.

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