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Fungal foot infections common among IDF soldiers returning from Gaza

Soldiers serving in Gaza are experiencing unusual infections, including severe foot fungus, Yedioth Ahronoth has reported.

Long campaigns with soldiers standing sometimes for hours at a time, and the compromised hygiene in Gaza have increased the risk of serious foot and leg conditions.

Medical staff report many reservists are suffering from painful lesions on the feet and legs.

Soldiers may not take off their shoes or change their socks for many days which also raises the risks of infections.

In addition, many soldiers in Gaza complain of gastrointestinal upset, food poisoning, and infections...

 

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