The gastroenteritis outbreak discovered in Tarazona 12 days ago has affected 408 people and is beginning to subside. Cases have emerged in some nearby towns due to movement and contact between neighbors of surrounding cities. According to this newspaper’s understanding, Cases have already appeared in some towns along the coast of Novalas or Navarra They have a very close relationship with Tarazona.
In principle, these are the conditions for human-to-human transmission. “There are parties here and in Novalas, too, and there’s a lot of population movement. We know about specific cases, not the outbreak, “But there is no official information, everything points to human-to-human transmission,” Tarazona Mayor Tono Jarre told this newspaper yesterday.
Regardless, new research confirms the existence of protozoan cysts Cryptosporidium A section of the Quails River Where to get water in the towns of Novaras, Torreras and Los Fayos Supply networks such as Tarazona. Therefore, nothing is ruled out at this time. Actually, Yesterday the public health department recommended that these three cities ban drinking tap waterjust like the residents of Tarazona have been doing for days.
at present, Microorganisms in drinking water networks have not yet been eradicated The search for the source of the contamination that triggered this public health crisis continues. Health authorities have contacted Ceprona “in case of earth movement”» Recently in an area that could cause contamination.We also spoke to companies and researchers at the universities of Madrid, Valencia and Zaragoza, where the university is hosting suggestion. “We will go to places where there are experts on this native animal,” the ministry said.
UV, the technology of choice for the “mid-term”
The key is to understand where the origin is and what the most effective treatments are. Disinfection efforts in Tarazona have been stepped up in recent hours as the investigation progresses. «We are working on three fronts: water collection, water tanks and distribution networks. We are emptying the facility, thoroughly cleaning the interior, cleaning pipes and performing work on storage tanks.», Jia Lei explained. “At the water inlet, the filter is also disinfected to prevent the entry of microorganisms,” he added.
“I would like to clarify that there was no human error here and all protocols were implemented correctly. The problem is that we are faced with an emerging disease that is not detectable by ordinary water control measures,” Tono said.
According to the mayor, The technology that “seems most feasible” to eradicate the protozoa is ultraviolet light. «In the medium term, this will be the treatment we use. You have to consider the cost of installation, the size of the structure, and then see which company can afford it. We don’t know when this will be effective as this is a mid-term thing that provides assurance for our future.», Jia Lei pointed out.
Tono Jarre, Mayor of Tarazona, He has only been in office for three months. Yesterday, he admitted to this newspaper that the public health crisis the town was experiencing was causing “concern” for the council. «It was an intense premiere, but it will be our training for any situation we face in Tarazona. We were not prepared for this. Neither we or anyone else will because this is an emerging disease,” he said.
Jia Lei recognized that people are “concerned and upset” about this “situation”uncertain», especially “the annoyance caused by the inability to use water in daily life”. Several people have stopped him on the street in the past few days to ask about him. «explain” situation. «They told me when it would be fixed? I wish I had an answer. The only thing I can tell you is that we are working hard to get back to normal as quickly as possible.e,” added Jarre, one of the first Tarazona residents to suffer from gastroenteritis. “I was lazy for two days,” he admitted. “We were Work against time And all deadlines for samples and test results have been shortened,” he said.
“The top priority is the disinfection measures we are already implementing. I would like to clarify that there was no human error here and all protocols were executed correctly.. The problem is that we are faced with an emerging disease that ordinary water control measures are not aware of,” the mayor explained.
When asked when Tarazona would drink tap water again, Jarre was cautious. “I wouldn’t risk giving a deadline because I don’t know. I’m sorry to the people, but I don’t know when we’re going to close this,” he said.
For questions about cHen Tarazona will drink tap water again, Jia Lei is very cautious. “I wouldn’t risk giving a deadline because I don’t know. I’m sorry to the people, but I don’t know when we will close it.until we are sure the water is completely clean “You can’t drink it,” he said.
So far, there have been no water supply problems for residents, with each household receiving a 6-liter bottle of water.. «The idea is not to provide 100% water to people. We have 11,000 residents and for logistical reasons we are not considering tanker trucks. The most effective thing is to distribute bottled water,” he reiterated.