Epidemic Situation in Ukraine Related to the Quality of Drinking Water

Iryna Rudenko

Abstract


70 outbreaks of severe enteric infections were registered among the population in 19 administrative territories in Ukraine over the past 17 years. The source of infection was poor-quality water. A total of 8265 people acquired an infection, 4140 of them were children. Most outbreaks were related to the piped water contaminated by rotaviruses, as a result of emergencies in the water supply and sanitation systems.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6574



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