This summer, the Russians will sweat and ache

23.03.2004

23.03.2004


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Hot summer, which forecasters had to promise to Russia this year, according to scientists and physicians can very adversely affect the health of our citizens. It is, above all, that the drought threatens to severely increase the incidence of infectious and parasitic diseases. This is the opinion of the Ministry of the main infectious diseases of Health and Social Development Minister Viktor Maleev.

Heat creates favorable conditions for the emergence of cholera, malaria, typhoid fever, Crimean gemmarogicheskoy fever, West Nile fever and other diseases. However, in Russia, according to the chief infectious disease specialist, has developed a system to help people with cholera and acute intestinal infections in a sharp dehydration.

"But more than anything in the heat may be cases of strokes and heart attacks," — said Victor Maleev. Last year in France from the heat killed 15 thousand people who did not receive timely medical care, he recalled.

"Russia can not be taken by surprise and should have its own national action plan to the population in a warming climate," — said in turn, professor at the Center for Demography and Human Ecology, Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences Boris Revitch.

According to him, the proposal to establish such a plan will be discussed at the joint meeting of scientists of RAS and RAMS, which will be held on July 5 at the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. Scientists of different areas, including climatologists, meteorologists, infectious disease specialists, cardiologists will present reports on the situation of global warming and its impact on the health of the population of Russia in XXI century. The meeting will also be attended by representatives of WHO and the World Bank.

 Constantine Constantinople, March 23, 05:45

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