Cholera is spreading rapidly. WHO is worried

Cholera is a very serious bacterial infectious disease. It especially affects the small intestine. The disease is manifested by digestive disorders such as severe diarrhea, excessive vomiting, which leads to rapid dehydration of the patient.

Although the disease often develops atypically, it can be easily recognized by the high mortality rate of 85% at the onset of the disease, and subsequently this mortality rate decreases between 20 and 70% in untreated cases.

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According to Covid and the value of the monkey, experts say that the world is threatened by this disease.

WHO Regional Director for Emergencies Dorit Nitzan said the destruction of Mariupol’s water supply system could spread infectious diseases, including cholera.

“I received information from non-governmental organizations working there and there in Mariupol. On the streets there is only a swamp, and the remains of the sewer reach the drinking water pipes. This is a huge risk of spreading many infections, including cholera. We remember that before 2011 there were cases of cholera in Mariupol and we are preparing for it again “, said Dorit Nitzan, in a press conference held in Kyiv, quoted by

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According to Nitzan, the water supply in Mariupol has been “partially restored”, but many pipes have been destroyed. She added that WHO is preparing cholera kits and vaccines and is cooperating with non-governmental organizations to help residents of the occupied territories.

An infectious disease physician, the chairman of the National Group of Technical Experts on Immunoprophylaxis, Fyodor Lapiy, also said that during the war in Ukraine there is a risk of an increase in diphtheria and cholera infections. He noted that so far several cases of diphtheria have been reported in the Ternopil region.

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Cholera symptoms

After an incubation period of 2-3 days, three stages of evolution usually follow:

The stage of vomiting, the faeces being soft, with the appearance of rice, rarely appear colic

Dehydration (exicosis), hypothermia, wrinkles appear, sucked face with prominent bones

Severe general condition, with fever, deviation, disorientation, coma with rash. Complications include pneumonia, mumps and sepsis.

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It has been observed that people with blood group “0” are more prone to disease.

The most important goal of treatment is to rehydrate the body by administering orally solutions containing glucose, sodium carbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride, according to Wikipedia.

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