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Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp for Palestine Refugees Grappling with Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Published : 01-08-2019

Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp for Palestine Refugees Grappling with Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Activists said civilians in Deir Ballout refugee camp in Efrin, north of Syria, have been suffering from skin allergies and infections owing to the spread of mosquitoes.

Over recent days, volunteers from Melhem group sprayed insecticides across the camp.

Sometime earlier, Paramedics at the mobile clinic in Deir Ballout Camp said they kept record of over 50 cases of mosquito-borne diseases among civilians taking shelter in the area.

A paramedic attributed the phenomenon to the spread of mosquito bites which he said cause infections, high fever, swelling, and redness. In a number of cases, civilians have had respiratory disorders and severe pains.

The concerned persons received oral steroid adrenaline drugs and antihistamine injections. A number of cases were transferred to the hospital.

Last year, the residents launched a cry for help over the propagation of Leishmania disease among the refugees. Coetaneous Leishmaniasis, is a type of skin disease caused by Leishmania Tropica, also known as the “Aleppo Evil”, “Aleppo ulcer”, “Aleppo boil”, “Aleppo button” or “habbat halab”. It can produce permanent disfiguring scars on the face, especially of young people.

Such types of diseases are mainly found in areas associated with poor waste disposal. Water shortage, poor sanitation, and lack of other public services combine to create ripe conditions for the transmission of water/mosquito-borne infections.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8931

Activists said civilians in Deir Ballout refugee camp in Efrin, north of Syria, have been suffering from skin allergies and infections owing to the spread of mosquitoes.

Over recent days, volunteers from Melhem group sprayed insecticides across the camp.

Sometime earlier, Paramedics at the mobile clinic in Deir Ballout Camp said they kept record of over 50 cases of mosquito-borne diseases among civilians taking shelter in the area.

A paramedic attributed the phenomenon to the spread of mosquito bites which he said cause infections, high fever, swelling, and redness. In a number of cases, civilians have had respiratory disorders and severe pains.

The concerned persons received oral steroid adrenaline drugs and antihistamine injections. A number of cases were transferred to the hospital.

Last year, the residents launched a cry for help over the propagation of Leishmania disease among the refugees. Coetaneous Leishmaniasis, is a type of skin disease caused by Leishmania Tropica, also known as the “Aleppo Evil”, “Aleppo ulcer”, “Aleppo boil”, “Aleppo button” or “habbat halab”. It can produce permanent disfiguring scars on the face, especially of young people.

Such types of diseases are mainly found in areas associated with poor waste disposal. Water shortage, poor sanitation, and lack of other public services combine to create ripe conditions for the transmission of water/mosquito-borne infections.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8931