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Health will analyze water in shelters Duque de Caxias and Angra dos Reis

Goal is to prevent the spread of diseases like hepatitis A, leptospirosis and diarrhea transmitted through contaminated water

 
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Objective of the analysis is to prevent the spread of diseases like hepatitis A, leptospirosis and diarrhea Leaflets to warn people against diseases
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Objective of the analysis is to prevent the spread of diseases like hepatitis A, leptospirosis and diarrhea
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Surveillance Team, the State Department of Health, will analyze water quality in shelters in Duque de Caxias and Angra dos Reis. The Central Laboratory Nutels Noel (Lacen) will be responsible for examining the material collected. The goal is to prevent the spread of diseases like hepatitis A, leptospirosis and diarrhea transmitted through contaminated water.

Other actions are planned to support the municipalities affected. Training of health staff of the City for early identification of diseases related to water, sending 4x4 SAMU ambulances that were donated by the Ministry of Health for use in locations where conventional ambulances can not reach because of the floods and vaccination of the population against tetanus are some of them.

Also according to informed the State Department of Health, when the waters subside, will be called the Warriors Against Dengue, bringing together volunteers, agents and employees endemic of the Secretary of State or Government who will act in a big campaign for cleaning, locating outbreaks of mosquito applying larvicides, collecting and distributing useless guides to combat dengue population.

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Flooding as occurred in Caxias bring to the state other concerns beyond the material and environmental damage. These are diseases that usually affect the population of these localities in the post-rains, such as leptospirosis.

Transmitted in most cases the urine of rats, the disease usually has high occurrence when people start cleaning their houses and have contact with water and mud contaminated by the bacteria leptospira. At this time, there may be a higher concentration of the bacteria, increasing the risk of transmission.

Since hepatitis A is highly contagious and transmission occurs through contact with contaminated food or water. The poor hygiene, common in shelters, help spread the virus of the disease. Symptoms of hepatitis A begin 30 days after infection and include fever, fatigue, malaise, loss of appetite, feeling of discomfort in the abdomen, nausea and vomiting.

<b> Other diseases resulting rainfall </ b>

Diseases like chicken pox and meningitis are also common in flood situations. Both transmitted via respiratory, become even more contagious indoors if the shelters.

Chickenpox is highly infectious and is spread through coughing or sneezing or by contact with infected skin of the patient. Since meningitis is transmitted by contact with saliva or droplets of saliva of the infected person and, in the case of meningitis, progresses very rapidly and can lead to death within days if not treated quickly.

The most common symptoms are high fever, severe headache, vomiting, stiff neck, drowsiness, irritability, weakness, and red spots on the skin that are initially similar to mosquito bites.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Rain    Duque de Caxias    Angra dos Reis    State Department of Health    Central Laboratory Noel Nutels    Lacen    Training   
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