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NEMO: Adults and children with fever in Calla Creek, water being tested

Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2022. 8:13 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) informed today that the Ministry of Health and Wellness is conducting water quality tests throughout the flood zones. 

There are reports of adults and children with fever in Calla Creek, Cayo.

At this time, doctors are assessing to verify the cause. 

NEMO also reminds the public that an increase in mosquitoes and vector-borne threats is anticipated due to the floods.

The public is advised to wash their hands thoroughly before touching food and handling water. 

‘In flooded areas, boil or purify water before drinking it,” NEMO advised.

As much as possible, use bottled water for drinking and preparing and cooking food or treat it with bleach (Clorox); add one (1) tablespoon of bleach to five (5) gallons of water. 

Mix the bleach and water completely and leave to stand for 30 minutes before using or treating with water purification tablets according to the directions on the package.

 Store 1 gallon per day for each person in your home for drinking and cooking.

NEMO also warned to stay away from downed power lines.

The public is urged to take necessary actions to save lives and protect property.

 

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