Mexican Health Ministry Takes Actions to Avoid Sanitation Risks After Hurricanes

25 Sep 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Mexico's Ministry of Health, in coordination with state government services and health institutions, has begun an operation to prevent and protect against health risks in the wake of hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel.Hurricane Manuel made landfall on September 15 near Manzanillo in Colima state. Ingrid, a strong Category 1 hurricane, made landfall near La Pesca, in Tamaulipas state, on September 16. The Health Ministry's operation includes epidemiological surveillance for the early detection and control of possible disease outbreaks in the wake of the storms.It also includes control of hygiene risks to ensure the safety of food and water, basic sanitation activities, health promotion messages, and support for the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference to prevent illnesses like dengue...

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