There is no official information about the discovery of the cholera pathogen in Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region. Yuri Andreevsky, senior mobile brigade of the Sokol hospital complex, told Izvestia about this on June 19.
“There is no official confirmation of this fact,” he told Izvestia correspondent Emil Timashev, answering a question about the discovery of the cholera pathogen.
Experts are examining drinking water, its quality is within the normal range, the physician added. However, for safety reasons, the crew members were vaccinated against cholera after working in flooded areas.
“After all the festivities in the flooded areas, you should definitely get vaccinated,” the journalist said.
Earlier on Monday, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported that in the Nikolaev region, a vibrio was found in the water, indicating the possible presence of cholera. Experts also reported that in Ingulets and the Dnieper-Bug estuary, the permissible level of E. coli was exceeded.
Prior to that, on June 17, residents of the Odessa region were banned from swimming and fishing due to pathogens of infectious diseases in the water. The results of water samples revealed pathogens of infectious diseases: salmonella, rota-astroviruses, cholera-like NAG-vibrios, eggs and larvae of helminths.
The day before, Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko said that after the destruction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, the level of pollution in the Dnieper began to exceed the norm by 28 thousand times.
The terrorist attack at the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station occurred on the night of June 6, which led to an uncontrolled discharge of water. As a result, dozens of settlements, including Kherson and New Kakhovka, were almost completely flooded. The station is almost submerged.