Scabies outbreak in flooded areas

Scabies outbreak in flooded areas

Skopje, 12 August 2016 /Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Public Health Institute in Skopje is on alert about the skin disease spreading, also known as scabies.

“The inhabitants of the areas flooded recently, are being exposed to different skin diseases, among them, the scabies. This has been also confirmed by the members of medical team in dermatology ward, who have examined children of the elementary school in Stajkovc village” –states the Public Health Institution.

The medical teams call for the residents to evacuate; pregnant women, children, and sick people must leave their homes in order to be protected by the diseases and meantime they must be very careful for the hygiene, while cleaning their houses.

Dragi Zmijanac of the organization “Medjasi” for the protection of children stated that the situation is quite serious.

Zmijanac stressed : “We have distributed food, hygiene supplies for children and ask for the women and children to be evacuated, due to the potential spread of infectious diseases.  “Medjasi” appeals for the citizens to be more frequently examined by a doctor. /