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At Refugees from New Orleans found the cholera vibrio

September 6 2005
17:47

Several people were evacuated from flooded New Orleans found the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus, belonging to the same form as the cholera vibrio. The bacterium can lead to death if the body's immune system is weakened. This was stated by the representative of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta Roybuk Vaughn (Von Roebuck).

According to experts, could be contaminated by people with open wounds on the body, which had to spend in the contaminated water for a long time.

Until doctors find it difficult to say how many people have become infected, but data on deaths were reported. The danger of the epidemic has become one of the main reasons why the authorities decided to mass evacuation of people from the city, reports Los Angeles Times.

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