#Greece: A Public health #disaster looms
|Posted by moodhacker on August 26, 2016 at 6:30 AM|
Greece's ability weak to detect the spread of disease
Over 50,000 undocumented migrants are trapped in inaccessible and often unsanitary government camps across Greece with little access to health care, conditions ripe for an epidemic.
Now, a public health disaster looms, had writen Foreign Affairs artilce in July, that tried to unfold the chaotic and unstoppable climax of diseases spraeding in Greece, in and out the refugee camps
In these makeshift shelters, made of blankets and sheets, the article goes on , infections spread easily. About three of every four residents in Elliniko suffer gastrointestinal infections, according to Leo Vandenbossche, a doctor with the nongovernmental organization Médecins du Monde (MdM).
Scabies—a contagious disease caused by a microscopic mite that burrows under the skin—is also spreading. And as a sense of abandonment settles atop memories of terror and trauma, minds have started to break down. All across Greece, medical NGOs working in the camps have reported a spike in suicides and acute psychiatric illnesses.
These trends, and the outbreaks of chickenpox, dysentery, and scabies that medical NGOs have noted in camps such as Elliniko, are probably just the tip of the iceberg.
The true impact of the country’s failed health system won’t become clear until a sizable outbreak erupts.
That’s because as the government’s health-care system has deteriorated, so has Greece’s ability to detect the spread of disease.
Experts at Greece’s top pulmonary diseases hospital in Athens reported this month that of the more than 300 tuberculosis cases the hospital had been treated since 2012, fewer than 60 had been reported to government public health authorities, as is required by Greek law, dennounces the Foreign Affairs, and that's exactly what searates Greece's latrest yearts pubic health form today's fatality.
Greece is easily becoming an out of the credible on Public and Global Health countries team, trying to hide the infectious diseases under the rug, fro the shake of the savior of its tourism capital which is exactly what is about to be slapped back
As soon as tourists realize that travelling to Greece exposes travel not to the spread of some diseases, but to the ignorance and the lack of prevention for the global community, they will turn their back away to this blessed , and once stepped by gods feet beautiful land....
source : the Foreign Affairs
Categories: Greece in Europe, Greece 's Armageddon CrossRoads
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