Belarus has not yet made the decision to ban the import of vegetables from the EU, but can enter it on the background of the suspension of imports of European vegetables
"We are closely monitoring the situation. Official information from the Russian colleagues to ban have not yet seen" — the agency "Interfax-West" in the Ministry of Health of Belarus.
Responding to? The question should be entered ban if one of the countries of the Customs Union "troika" has taken such a decision, the representative of the Ministry of Health said: "These arrangements are, but be official information. "He stressed that the Customs Union Member States are implementing the interchange of information on the epidemiological situation.
At the same time, the Ministry of Health noted that the nearest neighboring countries Belarus — Poland, the Baltic countries, Ukraine — did not introduce such a ban. Moreover, there is added, in the EU, Germany is no longer exclude the possibility that the source of bacteria in vegetables. The ministry stressed that "we have warned people and tourists of the possible danger."
June 2 Russian sanitary service has banned the import of fresh vegetables to Russia with the EU until further notice. The reason for the ban was the outbreak of acute intestinal infections in several European countries, notably in
The World Health Organization suspects that an epidemic of intestinal infection in Germany and other countries has caused a hitherto unknown enteragemaragichny strain of bacteria. The disease continues to spread. Its victims in Germany were already 16 people, 14 of whom are women.
The total number of patients in the country increased on June 1 by nearly 500 people and reached 2 million. There are a few cases in other countries, often in people who recently visited Germany. The disease can be transmitted to and from person to person, about What they say cases in Hamburg, when people fall ill and in the hospital with their families.
Development is very reminiscent of a detective, in which investigators look helpless in search of a serial killer. Says Reinhard Burger, president of the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, agulnanyametskay parent organization dedicated to epidemics:
— We know very little. It is assumed that the source of infection — it cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce. But to say exactly where and in what ways were the ones in Germany products, the use of which has led to human infection, we can not, as we can not say anything about whether the bacteria got into the products during packaging, or, say, treatment.
But given the severity of the disease and the large number of patients who are in hospital, we continue to believe our current and valid recommendation: to refuse the use of these products in their raw form.
The usual "suspects" in such cases, such as raw milk and raw meat. If even in this case they are guilty, it is unlikely that we will find out the sources of infection — contaminated food, most likely already eaten, — said Reinhard Burger.
Finding, however, continues. Doctor of Medicine from the Berlin Institute of Hygiene Klaus-Dieter configured to complain about the lack of staff to survey patients:
— It's a question of time: the more employees, the faster could to get on the trail, but when engaged in this three-four employees, they take forever — believes Klaus-Dieter Burger.
What can we do to zastseragchysya from infection? This is evidenced by the representative of the Berlin Institute for Risk Assessment Jurgen Tir Kundke:
— The recommendation not to eat raw vegetables, especially cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce, remains in force. There are no grounds to rehabilitate them. Studies in Hamburg Koch Institute surveys show that almost all of the respondents were eating these foods.
Washing vegetables is not guaranteed may, bacteria are removed from the surface, but they can also be deeper. Therefore, the only protection is the thermal treatment of products for at least two minutes at 70 degrees. In this case, all the bacteria are killed — said Juergen Tir Kundke.