Intestinal diseases spread extensively among Israeli soldiers in Gaza

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GAZA – The Hebrew newspaper "Yedioth Ahronoth" published a report on Monday stating that there is an unusual increase in the incidence of intestinal diseases among the soldiers of the Israeli occupation forces (IOF).اضافة اعلان

Khaberni reported that the newspaper stated that since the beginning of the war on the Gaza Strip, food donations have been reaching the soldiers. However, it revealed that this resulted in a worrisome increase in intestinal diseases among the fighters, suggesting poor storage of some food items.

It added that one of the most prominent results of the tests conducted on soldiers revealed the presence of bacteria causing dysentery (inflammation and disruption of the intestines), leading to severe diarrhea and an increase in body temperature.

The newspaper quoted doctors who treated the soldiers saying that food donations and their storage conditions, in addition to food transportation and preparation, are the causes, resulting in the soldiers' infections.

Dr. Tal Brosh, the director of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Assuta Hospital in Ashdod, stated, "Diarrhea has spread among soldiers in the south, in gathering areas, and later among soldiers who went to fight inside Gaza." "The infection with Shigella bacteria, which causes dysentery, has been diagnosed, and this is a very serious disease. The disease has also spread among the fighters in Gaza, and Shigella bacteria infection occurs through direct contact between individuals or through food."

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