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Hepatitis in water from Risaralde: Possible Hepatitis A virus found in water in three Pereira municipalities



The outbreak of this disease during the month March warned subjects who made a few Sampling at different points Pereira, Dosquebradas and Santa Rosa de Cabal.

While the study of the National Institutes of Health found the presence of viruses in several areas three municipalities, made by the Pereira University of Technology and the Quindío University did not find the data at the address respect.

Leandro Jaramillo, manager Water and water Pereira, explained the measures taken on the issue.

"We have some pilot pilot projects measuring other physicochemical and microbiological factors and at the production level we have advanced oxidation projects that we hope to show us the ability to remove all kinds of virusesJaramillo assured her.

25 weeks after the first outbreak it was confirmed that there were cases people infected with hepatitis A have increased, with a record 63 only in Pereiri.

Also read: Pereira health authorities work on the prevention of hepatitis C

For this reason, Olga Lucía Hoyos, the Risaraldina Health Secretary, recommends taking precautions how to wash hands, have good hygiene, do not eat food with improper handling or have contact with infected persons.

Entities have reported this they will continue the studies clarify the information that has been presented so far.


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