In Puerto Rico, there was an outbreak of asthma

В Пуэрто-Рико началась эпидемия астмы

Shortly after Puerto Rico passed the hurricane Maria in the country dramatically increased the number of cases of asthma. A hurricane devastated Puerto Rico. After his spread of harmful mold and started having problems with air pollution, writes the

Doctors in Puerto Rico say they see an increase in the number and severity of asthma cases after a deadly hurricane that struck the island in September.

Chronic lung disease caused by such phenomena as pollution, mold and pollen in the air.

“The number of cases increased significantly after the hurricane,” says Dr. Yvette Bonet, who treats patients with a low-income clinic in the district of Santurce. Bonet says she has dozens of new patients who had not previously had symptoms of asthma.

In Puerto Rico observed high rates of asthma even before the hurricane. According to the estimates of the Department of health of the country about 435 000 people on the island suffered from the symptoms of the disease, accounting for 13 percent of the population.

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