Impetigo spreads among dozens of people in al-Raqqa

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 2 سبتمبر، 2018 2:38:15 م خبر إغاثي وإنساني صحة

Al-Raqqa - SMART

On Saturday, Doctors Without Borders recorded dozens of people infected with the skin disease impetigo in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

Dr Yasser Abu al-Yamman from Doctors Without Borders reported that significant water pollution caused the impetigo disease to spread. Dr Abu al-Yamman added that they treat between 40 and 50 infected patients, especially children, per month.

Dr Abu al-Yamman noted that the symptoms of impetigo look like burns in some cases, as well as diarrhea, temperature, and intestinal inflammations, adding that impetigo can be cured with antibiotics, antibacterial medicine, and regular check ups.

Dr Abu al-Yamman noted that preventing the spread of impetigo includes boiling and purifying water.

Impetigo is a skin disease caused by the streptococcus bacteria and other bacteria in some cases. Impetigo is common among infants and children and infects external body organs. Impetigo often infects the face area, the hands, and the neck, and is considered highly contagious. The infection spreads by touch and sharing towels, bed linens, and other fabrics.

On Aug. 25, 2018, dozens of people received food or water poisoning in the al-Thukna neighborhood in al-Raqqa amidst contradicting arguments about the source of the poisoning.

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