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Bathing in the suburbs threatened by cholera, dysentery and hepatitis

May 31 2005

Epidemiologists do not recommend that people swim in the rivers of the Moscow region, Moscow region.

"As a result of failure of power supply on May 25 this year for a long time not worked sewage treatment plant. In the Moscow River and the area has got a lot of waste water", - told reporters on Tuesday the chief state sanitary doctor of the Moscow Oblast Olga Gavrilenko.

According to her, the highest river pollution is observed in Lyubertsy and Ramenskoye district near Moscow.

"So, the content of microorganisms in aquatic and Luberetsky Ramenkoe areas, according to the May 26-27, exceeded the rate of up to 240 times. High levels of microbial epidemiologists also noted in the Serpukhov area - in the Oka River in Mozhaiskom area in the town of Dzerzhinsk and Zhukovsky. It is also dangerous for swimming recognized river Istra, northern suburbs, "- said Gavrilenko.

According to her, bathing in the rivers of these districts may lead to infection with dysentery, hepatitis A, and even cholera, RIA Novosti news agency.

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