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Measures to be taken to Protect Mosques against Naegleria‏

Measures to be taken to Protect Mosques against Naegleria

Karachi: Plans have been prepared by the City health authorities to ensure that the water supplied to mosques is safe from carrying germs of Naegleria fowleri.

Several samples have been drawn from various areas to check the levels of chlorine in the water. Claims have been made by the authorities that the town health officers of all respective towns had got lists of mosques in their areas and were visiting there to check water reservoirs and added that they were also meeting the prayer leaders and mosque managing committees to inform them about dangers associated with Naegleria germs and mosquito-borne dengue.

Earlier, the samples collected by KMC, KWSB and officials in the Sindh government showed that more than 40 per cent areas of Karachi were being supplied with water with insufficient chlorine or no chlorination at all.

To date 10 people have lost their lives after being attacked by the ‘brain-eating amoeba’ in Sindh with nine of them belonging to Karachi and one from Hyderabad. 

September 8, 2014

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