Experts remind: toilets are the source of many diseases

By | March 21, 2019

& ldquo; A United Nations report pointed out that in the process of combating diseases in developing countries, toilets are one of the least utilized tools. “In the health class held by the Chinese Medical Association on April 13th at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Professor Wang Kuangde, president of the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, reminded that the toilet is the source of many diseases and should set off a toilet revolution in China.

Professor Wang Yude said that at present, there are more than 200 species of zoonotic diseases known worldwide, including more than 100 species in China, such as schistosomiasis, liver fluke and human infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza. It is a zoonotic disease, which is related to the improper management of human and animal manure.

The survey shows that the infection rate of soil-borne nematodes mainly based on aphids in China is about 20%. Aphid infections are mainly caused by unclean hands and unwashed vegetables. A female aphid can produce 200,000 eggs a day. These eggs enter the soil through human feces. After two weeks of development, they become worms, and the worms lay eggs again. It is so terrible.

Last year the health department made a survey on the national toilet. The results show that the national rate of harmless toilets is only 22%. At the same time, it was found that 80% of farmers in the country still use manure as fertilizer.

Professor Wang Jude pointed out that it is extremely urgent to reform the toilets and change the habits in China, especially in the vast rural areas.

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