Algeria: Several confirmed cases of gastro-enteritis
All had started at the beginning of the month of Ramadan after the evacuation of people suffering from, diarrhoea headaches and colic in urgency at the hospital of the town of Sour El Ghozlane, 40 km in the Western south of Bouira, Algeria. In the beginning, everyone believed that it was about a food poisoning due to the water melon consumption which would be irrigated with worn water.
But since the majority of the patients were coming from the same district a team from prevention service unit DSP of Bouira visit the location for a better description of the situation. The water which fed the population of Sour El Ghozlane was analised and the result was gastroentérite.
At present strict measures are taken such as informing the services of the APC to condemn suspect drilling while disinfecting the places using chloride.
|Source of information||La Nouvelle République, (in French ), 23rd August 2010|
|Subject(s)||AGRICULTURE , ANALYSIS AND TESTS , CHARACTERISTICAL PARAMETERS OF WATERS AND SLUDGES , DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , HEALTH - HYGIENE - PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISM , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , WATER QUALITY|
|Working language(s)||ENGLISH , FRENCH|