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2011-05-18 13:51:35

A Wednesday morning session will explore the inhalational exposures and respiratory outcomes of military deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Presenters will review current knowledge on complex inhalational exposures, epidemiologic studies, animal toxicology studies, and clinical lung findings in U.S. military men and women who are returning from Southwest Asia. D6 "Occupational Lung Diseases in U.S. Military Personnel Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan" will take place from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m....

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2004-12-22 09:26:08

Unusual cluster targets smokers, especially new ones HealthDayNews -- A rare and dangerous form of pneumonia has stricken U.S. soldiers in Iraq at an unusually high rate. There seems to be no explanation for the unusual cluster, which included two deaths, except for one salient fact -- all of the patients were smokers, and nearly all of them were new to the habit. But even that is not enough to account for the grouping, which appears to be the first of its kind. "We are still in the...


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