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6 - living there today

Keeping healthy

FrostbiteThis is not a scene from a horror film, this is for real – an extreme case of frostbite suffered by an early explorer to the continent.

Antarctica can be a very dangerous place. All staff working for the British Antarctic Survey have to undergo lengthy medical tests before they can work in one of the research stations. Nevertheless, people based in Antarctica still have to take care to avoid some of the risks to their health as evacuation out of there is often impossible.

Imagine you are the doctor on site. How would you prevent and treat these health problems?

Download the ailments and decide on what the treatment should be in each case.

 
 

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