Bad Weather Linked to Rise in Stomach Infections in Europe

by Kathy Jones on  January 8, 2013 at 7:59 PM Environmental Health
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A new study conducted by Greek researchers reveals that rains and storms could be responsible for a spike in the number of stomach infections in European countries.
 Bad Weather Linked to Rise in Stomach Infections in Europe
Bad Weather Linked to Rise in Stomach Infections in Europe

Researchers led by Apostolos Vantarakis of the University of Patros said that increase in storms and rains could lead to greater chances of sewage overflows which in turn could increase the risk of them contaminating the waterways with bacteria and viruses.

People who tend to swim or engage in other water sports may be at the highest risk of getting infected from these pathogens.

The study was part of a European Union funded project, known as Viroclime, where researchers are hoping to improve the tools through which bacteria and viruses from human sewage can be tracked better.



Source: Medindia

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