Australian veterans' health: Vietnam - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 5

"Australian veterans' health: Vietnam" is No 5 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. It documents death and injuries suffered by Australian troops in Vietnam, the disproportionate casualties among conscripts; and the severe long-lasting health effects on veterans, their children, and future generations. Long term-effects include cancers, hearing loss, infectious diseases, mental health problems, and addiction. Three quarters of veterans suffer some health impact resulting from service in Vietnam.