Five cases of viral hepatitis reported in Biskra
The health department of the Biskra municipality has recorded instances of 5 cases of viral hepatitis type “A”. The area where the virus has been recorded is 0.20 kilometers east of Biskra, during the past two days. These cases have been discovered by doctors working in the health sectors, located in the same municipality. The five cases are under monitor to provide for a healthy environment for the patients in order to avoid the kind of mentioned to type “B”.
The below are some of the reasons for viral hepatitis cases, the drinking water used by patients is the main item to be the reason of having this disease, especially since the percentage of valid health centres are almost non-existent. For their part, residents of the municipality and as soon as they heard the news of the emerging of cases, decided not to use ground water and drink only bottled water and water from other safe sources. The water tanks carried by the trucks for the sale of potable water are checked by municipality to ensure the quality.
Biskra or “Beskra” is an oasis city located in north-eastern part of Algeria with more than 200,000 inhabitants, at the northern edge of the Sahara desert. Biskra is the main centre of the Zab group located in between the Aurès Massif and the Tell Atlas Mountains. The city is the capital of Biskra province with an area of 20,986 km².Biskra is very well-connected with other urban areas in Algeria via road, rail and a domestic airport. Batna lies 120 km northeast to this city and El Oued is 230 km southeast. Biskra is a clean city with broad, tree-lined streets and it has many public gardens.