III MEF LEPTOSPIROSIS FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE
III MEF Leptospirosis Force Health Protection Guidance
DATE & TIME 04/04 MON
PROGRAM III MEF Leptospirosis Force Health Protection Guidance
EVENT INFO
III MEF LEPTOSPIROSIS FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR CAMP HANSEN MUD RUN 2016
Originator: CG III MEF G-3(UC)
DTG: 111300Z Mar 16 Precedence: Routine DAC: General
To: CG 3D MLG G-3(UC), CG 1ST MAW G-3(UC), CG 3RD MARDIV G-3(UC), III MHG G-3(UC), CG 31ST MEU(UC)  
CC: CG III MEF G-3(UC)  

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FM III MEF G-3(UC)
TO CG 3D MLG G-3(UC), CG 1ST MAW G-3(UC), CG 3RD MARDIV G-3(UC), III MHG G-3(UC), CG 31ST MEU(UC) 

UNCLAS //
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG III MEF G-3//
SUBJ/III MEF LEPTOSPIROSIS FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR CAMP HANSEN MUD RUN 2016//
REF/A/DOC/III MEF/20 APR 2015/III MEF ORDER 6220.3//
NARR/REF A IS THE LEPTOSPIROSIS FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION MEASURES FOR OKINAWA//
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1. SITUATION. LEPTOSPIROSIS IS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE COMMONLY FOUND IN FRESH WATER IN OKINAWA. IT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN TRAINING AREAS AND IS A FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION THREAT. PERSONNEL CAN BECOME INFECTED WHEN EXPOSED TO FRESH WATER AND MUD CONTAMINATED BY THE URINE OF INFECTED ANIMALS. REFERENCE A REQUIRES MILITARY PERSONNEL TO AVOID SWIMMING, WADING, AND ANY OTHER FORM OF CONTACT WITH WATER, MUD, OR PLANTS AROUND BODIES OF SURFACE, FRESH WATER (FLOWING OR STAGNANT) WHERE LEPTOSPIROSIS MAY BE PRESENT, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. 
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2. MISSION. III MEF FORCES SHALL EDUCATE THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILES ON LEPTOSPIROSIS PRECAUTIONS AND TAKE NECESSARY PROPHYLAXIS PRIOR TO EXECUTING THE CAMP HANSEN MUD RUN IOT REDUCE RISK OF LEPTOSPIROSIS.//
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3. COMMANDER'S INTENT.
3.A. PERSONNEL SHALL ADHERE TO THE LEPTOSPIROSIS PROTECTIVE MEASURES PROVIDED BY UNIT MEDICAL PERSONNEL PRIOR TO THE APRIL 24, 2016 CAMP HANSEN MUD RUN.
3.C. END STATE.
3.C.1. ACHIEVE 100% EDUCATION AND ISSUE OF PRESCRIBED PROPHYLAXIS MEDICATION TO III MEF PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RUN PRIOR TO START-EX.
3.C.2 ANY INDIVIDUAL, WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE MUD RUN AND DEVELOPS SYMPTOMS CONSISTENT WITH LEPTOSPIROSIS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF EXPOSURE, SHOULD IMMEDIATELY SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.      
3.D. TASKS.
3.D.1. III MEF PERSONNEL PLANNING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RUN MUST VISIT THEIR UNIT MEDICAL PERSONNEL IOT RECEIVE A LEPTOSPIROSIS COUNSELING FORM AND MEDICATION WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CAMP HANSEN MUD RUN.
3.D.2. FAMILY MEMBERS SHOULD SEE THEIR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS.
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4. ADMINISTRATIVE REMARKS.
4.A. III MEF FORCE SURGEON’S OFFICE WILL PROVIDE LEPTOSPIROSIS FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE TO MSC SURGEONS AND FAMILY READINESS OFFICERS IOT PROVIDE TO ACTIVE DUTY AND FAMILY MEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN THE MUD RUN.
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5. COMMAND AND SIGNAL.
5.A. POINTS OF CONTACT.
5.A.1 III MEF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER, LCDR DEREK BOYD, DSN 315 622-7740, EMAIL: DEREK.BOYD1(AT)USMC.MIL
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