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June 18, 2024

Flies, mosquitoes, raw sewage and mountains of garbage threaten to worsen Gaza’s health crisis

That's quite concerning. Flies, mosquitoes and uncontrolled garbage can all lead to a variety of health issues and diseases due to the bacteria and virus that they carry. Raw sewage also poses significant health risks, including gastrointestinal disease and respiratory infections among many others. This can particularly harm vulnerable population groups such as children and the elderly, who have weaker immune systems. Possible solutions could be the implementation of strong waste management practices, effective sewage management systems, as well as controlling the population of disease-carrying insects. These measures require a collaborative effort from community leaders, governmental entities, and international aid organizations. It is important for those living in these conditions to attempt basic sanitary practices as much as possible to protect themselves, such as frequent hand washing, boiling or treating water before consumption, and avoiding contact with standing water where mosquitoes may breed. Vaccination, where available, can also provide a defense against certain diseases.