Epidemic Disease in Turkish Workers Working in Railway Construction in Ethiopia

Epidemic Disease in Turkish Workers Working in Railway Construction in Ethiopia: It has been suggested that Turkish workers working in railway construction in Ethiopia struggle with typhoid and typhus epidemic.
It has been suggested that Turkish workers working in the construction of railways in Ethiopia are struggling with typhoid and typhus outbreak.
Mustafa Adnan Akyol, Chairman of the Construction Workers Union (İnşaat -İş), stated that the accommodation and feeding conditions in the region are quite insufficient. Akyol said, “In Ethiopia, the health problem experienced by Turkish workers is not unique here. It is also experienced in other African countries. However, it attracted attention because of a massive epidemic in Ethiopia. Dozens of unregistered people struggle against this disease, except for the official statement. ”
Dr. Bezmialem Vakıf University Medical Faculty Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, who gave information about typhoid fever and typhus. Bülent Durdu warned that it would have fatal consequences if left untreated.
Infectious Diseases Specialist Durdu said, “Typhoid infrastructural conditions are seen in inappropriate locations and underdeveloped regions. Typhus is an infectious disease that is transmitted by human body lice and causes fatal results. Although it is rarely seen today, between 10 thousand and 20 thousand new cases are reported per year, especially in a region of Africa. and has fatal consequences that lead to organ failure. ”
In a statement made by the Yapı Merkezi company, which continues the railway construction in Ethiopia, it was stated that some Turkish workers have typhoid and typhus disease, but their treatments are in progress.
In the written statement made by Yapı Merkezi company, “As a result of routine health screenings carried out by our institution for precautionary measures, it was determined that 230 staff were positive in Karekore camp, which consists of 11 people. However, although there are signs of disease, these 11 personnel survive the disease. Upon this development, drug treatment was applied to all 11 personnel precautionaryly. All of our personnel, whose treatment is still continuing, do not have any vital situation and continue their daily lives without any problems ”.

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