No 51 - 2013

Water damage following the storm Bodil

Water damage following the storm Bodil

Water damage caused by large quantities of water can cause diseases in the short term and lead to indoor climate problems in the form of fungi in the longer term.

Use of personal protection gear, rapid disposal of the water and drying can prevent these two problems.

In the wake of the storm Bodil, many people — privates and professionals alike — are clearing up following extensive water damage. Infection hygiene measures may be needed when water ingresses into buildings in connection with flooding, rain storms or due to damaged pipes. The objective of these measures is to prevent the formation of mould and diseases caused by contact with contaminated water and sludge.

The Central Infectious Hygiene Unit (CIHU) has prepared a theme on water damage on the SSI’s website . Here, you will find information on the use of personal protection gear and on the experiences and results from 2011 when substantial water damage affected Copenhagen.
(Central Infectious Hygiene Unit)

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Unless special circumstances arise, EPI-NEWS will not be published until Week 2, 2014. The staff at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology wishes all readers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
(Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology)

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18 December 2013