HIP HOP LIFESTYLE

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Four Die From Katrina's Contaminated Floods

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Four Die From Katrina's Contaminated Floods

    "Human contact with the flood water should be avoided as much as possible," warned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen L. Johnson, during a conference call with reporters.
    "Our initial samplings indicate counts for E. coli and coliform in these areas greatly exceed EPA's recommended level for contact."
    "The EPA tested for more than 100 chemicals in the city's polluted residential neighborhoods and is still testing in Mississippi and Alabama", Johnson said.

    Dr.
    Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, urged the city's remaining residents to comply with the evacuation order and recommended rescue workers wear protective clothing.

    "We believe the health hazard from this water is still a very important threat for people who have yet to evacuate," Gerberding said. "The results from the EPA indicate the water is full of sewage. We know it's not safe."

    "The main concern is exposure to organisms that cause intestinal and diarrheal diseases, many of which are annoying but not life threatening", she concluded.

    Well, it seems to me that's not the main concern anymore, as the CDC received reports from state and local health officials of five cases of vibrio vulnificus, which caused four deaths, agency spokesman Tom Skinner told MarketWatch. One person in Texas and three of four victims in Mississippi died of the disease, he said.

    "Vibrio vulnificus is a milder bacteria in the same family as cholera that enters the body through a cut, scratch or wound or by drinking or eating something, often shellfish, contaminated with it. It can be treated with antibiotics if recognized early. If evacuees or rescue workers notice a suspicious wound that's red, swollen or tender at the site of infection and is sometimes accompanied by a fever, they should try to get immediate medical care", Skinner explained.

    Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Four-...ods-7985.shtml
    hell naw!

Post ad widget 300x250

Collapse

LATEST POSTS

Collapse

Topics Statistics Last Post
Started by berricerry, Today, 11:19 PM
0 responses
2 views
0 likes
Last Post berricerry  
Started by maxgrowplusuk, 03-03-2021, 11:43 PM
17 responses
66 views
0 likes
Last Post vruzejuriya  
Started by DipsetChristmas, 09-17-2008, 10:57 AM
1 response
15 views
0 likes
Last Post noahharry  
Started by Deborahlanker, Today, 10:08 AM
4 responses
8 views
0 likes
Last Post Deborahlanker  
Started by basketballeven, Today, 10:06 AM
0 responses
2 views
0 likes
Last Post basketballeven  
Started by basketballeven, Today, 10:04 AM
0 responses
2 views
0 likes
Last Post basketballeven  
Started by basketballeven, Today, 09:52 AM
0 responses
2 views
0 likes
Last Post basketballeven  
Started by AJ, 07-17-2010, 03:13 PM
1 response
23 views
0 likes
Last Post noahharry  
Started by Deborahlanker, 04-05-2021, 10:58 AM
9 responses
20 views
0 likes
Last Post TataTritvam  
Started by Deborahlanker, 12-19-2020, 09:31 AM
1 response
16 views
0 likes
Last Post Gornawil  
Working...
X