Bacterial infection is spreading among the Israeli soldiers present in Gaza.
It has been more than two months since the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Meanwhile, a disease has engulfed Israeli soldiers. It is spreading rapidly. American health agency CDC says, the bacteria of this disease spreads easily. Its cases are being seen among those Israeli soldiers who are involved in the ground attack on Gaza.
The name of the disease spreading among Israeli soldiers is said to be Shigella. Know what is Shigella disease, how it spreads and how fatal it can prove to be.
What is the disease and how does it spread?
Shigella is a strain of bacteria. According to the US health agency Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this bacteria spreads easily by coming in contact with the feces of a person infected with Shigella. These could be the main reasons for its spread-
- Coming in contact with objects contaminated with Shigella bacteria from an infected person.
- By eating food prepared by a person infected with Shigella.
- While having sex with an infected person.
- drinking water contaminated with sewage
How did Shigella spread among Israeli soldiers?
Shigella disease is spreading among Israeli soldiers due to poor sanitation conditions and contaminated food on the battlefield. According to Israeli doctors, the main reason for the spread of this disease is the food that Israeli people are preparing and sending to the soldiers present in Gaza.
This food can be infected with Shigella and other harmful bacteria. It is possible that the food was kept at a very low temperature during transport or the soldiers ate it without heating, due to which this bacteria reached them. The infected soldiers have been quarantined and sent back for treatment.
How to identify its infection?
According to CDC, its symptoms appear a few days after infection. People infected with Shigella experience symptoms like prolonged or bloody diarrhea, severe stomach cramps and dehydration. Symptoms last longer in people with weak immune systems. if there was time The infection is not treated and the blood If it spreads, it can prove fatal.
What is the treatment for this disease?
According to the US-based CDC, most Shigella patients recover on their own in 5 to 7 days without antibiotic treatment. People with mild infection recover by drinking more water and taking rest. Although, People with shigellosis should not use medications that reduce bowel function and interfere with the way the body digests food. Interferes. To prevent Shigella disease, hands should be washed from time to time.
The CDC estimates that between 80 million and 165 million people worldwide are affected by Shigella every year. This infectionIt is more common in people who travel to places where there is no cleanliness and water and food are contaminated. these people Become infected with a type of Shigella that is more difficult to treat.
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