[State of health of children and structure of morbidity in the region of catastrophe of oil producing plant].
Georgian Med News. 2006 Aug(137):77-9. PMID: 16980752
On September 9, 2004 in Sagarejo region, Ninotsminda village an ecologic catastrophe took place. As a result of explosion at the oil-producing plant there was an oil spill in the surrounding soil, which caused the pollution of the environment. Among children living in Ninotsminda village (the main zone) 370 children were investigated for evaluation of the state of their health and nosological structure of the morbidity. The observation was performed by stages. 1st stage: study of the zone 1 year before the catastrophe. 2(nc) stage: quarterly dynamic control over the state of health of the children in both zones for the purpose of comparison of definition of the absolute number of morbidity index. It was found that after the catastrophe the absolute number of diseases in the main zone increased 10.8 times, and in the control one significant alterations did not appear. According to the nosological structure of the morbidity the predominance of pathology of pulmonary-respiratory system was revealed.