Health Professionals Endorse SJC’s Campaign for Clean & Safe Sanitation

The recent outbreak of an epidemic of severe enteritis in Germany should certainly make us sit up and take note and action. This particular epidemic was most unusual in that the cause was a highly toxic and virulent EHEH variant of the common E coli bacterium. E coli bacteria are relatively harmless inhabitants of the normal human gut.This outbreak occurred and spread fairly widely in a country known for its high standard of sanitation and hygiene. The consequences of an epidemic of this nature possibly occurring in the informal settlements in this country are too horrendous to contemplate.