Alert for increase in diarrheal diseases in Sancti Spíritus

Alert for increase in diarrheal diseases in Sancti Spíritus
Alert for increase in diarrheal diseases in Sancti Spíritus

The province of Sancti Spiritus records an increase in cases of acute diarrheal diseases (EDA), attributed by the government to poor supply and treatment of drinking water.

Dr. Yurien Negrín Calvo, deputy director of epidemiology at the Provincial Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, reported that the incidence rate in the province is 277.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, but that rate is higher in the municipalities of Jatibonico, Taguasco, La Sierpe and the main territory, the newspaper reported Escambray.

The northern and central areas, as well as Los Olivos, are the areas where the most cases of EDA are reported in the municipality of Sancti Spíritus, which has resulted in an increase in the number of patients treated in the two provincial hospitals, Negrín pointed out.

According to the official, despite the increase in these conditions in the population, no outbreaks have been detected in the last two weeks. However, she noted, “The incidence of isolated cases and, above all, family cases, continues to be worrying”.

Negrín attributed the increase in EDAs in Sancti Spíritus to the water quality problems consumed by the populationso approximately 80,000 people in the province are affected by the poor supply and treatment of the liquid.

The board also warned that the precarious hygienic situation in the province contributes to the increase in diarrheal diseases.

In this regard, he pointed out the water leaks in distribution networks and the dumping of liquid waste, problems that have not been solved by the authorities.

However, the increase in EDA does not only affect the territory of Sancti Spiritus since A similar situation was reported in the neighboring province of Ciego de Ávila last March.

In all municipalities, except for Chambas and Bolivia, an increase in cases was reported, being more frequent in children under 15 years of age, especially in babies up to one year old.

From January to March that province registered an increase in cases by 86% compared to the same stage of the previous yearreported the official newspaper Invader.

The Cuban currently lives in a complex panorama.

The drought In some territories it requires storing water in any container, the blackouts make it difficult to refrigerate food and food shortages and high prices They force people to ingest any type of product, even of dubious origin. As a backdrop, pharmacies out of stock where there is no medication to treat EDA.

Added to this are high temperatures, which also result in food decomposing faster.

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