The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Wednesday noted the abundance of bees in the country and warned of various diseases that could be transmitted to humans.
In a notification, the association drew attention to the failure of the authorities to conduct fumigation and sanitation campaigns in the cities, which they should do regularly to prevent bee infections and later contagious diseases.
The notification said that the abundance of bees in the city could lead to a major epidemic of gastrointestinal diseases and infections.
The dire situation in urban areas across the country, especially in Karachi, leads to the unavailability of sacrificial animals after Eid-ul-Adha, along with sewage water and garbage accumulated in roads and streets, which are the main sources, he added. For bee keeping.
The PMA is deeply concerned about the unhealthy and serious situation in the country, especially in urban areas, especially in Karachi, where sewage water, untapped piles of garbage and the remains of sacrificial animals have been found on the streets. The breeding grounds have become. Swarms of bees can be seen everywhere in the cities, covering fruits, vegetables and all other food items in the markets.
It maintains that the above-mentioned causes are leading to the rapid spread of diseases such as gastrointestinal infections and typhoid.
The notification also includes research showing that a fly can transmit intestinal diseases such as dysentery, diarrhea, typhoid and cholera, as well as hundreds of viruses and bacteria.
According to research, a fly can carry about a hundred organisms (bacteria and viruses) and transmit intestinal infections (such as dysentery, diarrhea, typhoid and cholera), and eye infections such as trachoma and epidemic conjunctivitis. .
The PMA advised people to cover their food, wash their hands regularly with soap before every meal and avoid eating out to avoid danger. He also instructed them to maintain cleanliness and dispose of their garbage properly.
In addition, it called for the immediate disposal of sacrificial remains and rubbish, and called on municipal agencies to launch fumigation drives in their respective areas to prevent the spread of disease.