15. 06. 2018
In Zaporozhye, the case of the botulism has been recorded for the second time. The 30-year-old woman was taken to the intensive care unit of the regional infectious diseases hospital in Zaporozhye. At the weekend, the woman used dried fish, bought at a local store – perch, bream and mackerel. The next day, the first symptoms of the disease: vomiting, fever, clouding and doubling in the eyes. Now the patient’s condition is very difficult. This is the second case of botulism in the city. On June 5, a 62-year-old man who consumed dried fish died of botulism. Todate, in the intensive care of the local hospital there are 5 people with this infection. It is also known about the death of a man in the city of Sumy. The Red Cross helps Ukraine handle with this problem. The organization has transferred the required number of vaccines against botulism and tetanus.
It is assumed that this sick people have been sick since ancient times. Botulism is an infectious disease that primarily affects the human nervous system, especially the spinal cord. How do you know that you have botulism? First of all, you need to know the symptoms. Among them, vomiting, diarrhщea, fever, double vision, cloudiness, dry mouth, weakness in the muscles, difficulty swallowing. As for children, this is a lack of appetite, a crying. If you notice these symptoms, immediately contact the hospital. The sooner you do this, the better. Botulism is serious. How can you protect yourself from this deadly disease?
Use dried fish only if you are sure of its quality. Do not buy the product in spontaneous markets. Check the date of manufacture of the product, adhere to the rules of the commodity neighborhood, carefully wash your hands, food and dishes, do not eat food from cans with bloated lids. These are the basic rules. Pathways of infection by botulism concern not only food or water. Infection can get through the wound, and even the disease is transmitted from mother to child, if she used infected foods, through mucous, damaged skin or lungs. Infection can develop in the body through ingestion of contaminated water. From person to person, the disease is not transmitted. Botulism is a serious illness. Almost every case of infection with botulism ends with death. Be attentive to your health.