La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), informo que hay cinco nuevos casos de cólera en la Región Huasteca en México con lo que suman un total de 181 en total.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports 5 new cases of cholera in the Huasteca region of Mexico, bringing the total to 181.
Estos cinco casos hacen un total de 181 si se suman a las 176 infecciones registradas en el país entre el 9 de septiembre y el 25 de octubre, de las cuales 157 fueron en Hidalgo, nueve en el Estado de México, seis en Veracruz, dos en San Luis Potosí y otras dos en Distrito Federal.
The 5 cases make a total of 181 if they are added to 176 cases registered between September 9 and October 25: 157 in Hidalgo, 9 in Mexico State, 6 in Veracruz, 2 in San Luis Potosí, and 2 more in the Federal District.
En este sentido, pese a que no se dieron a conocer específicamente los lugares en los que se registran, se informó que es en “un área con escasas infraestructuras urbanas y limitada disponibilidad de agua potable y saneamiento”.
Although the specific places where these cases occurred weren't specified, the announcement said they were in "an area of scanty urban infrastructure and limited availability of potable water and sanitation."
Cabe señalar que la región huasteca se extiende por territorios de los estados de Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro y Guanajuato.
It should be understood that the Huasteca region extends over territory in the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Queretaro, and Guanajuato.
Según precisó la OMS, las autoridades mexicanas han iniciado una campaña de prevención que va desde la formación para el control de la enfermedad de personal médico de todos los niveles; medidas para garantizar el acceso a agua potable y saneamiento básico, y acciones de sensibilización en español y en las lenguas indígenas sobre el consumo seguro de agua y alimentos.
According to WHO, Mexican authorities have launched a preventive campaign ranging from the training in cholera control of medical personnel at all levels; measures to ensure access to potable water and basic sanitation; and actions to raise awareness, both in Spanish and in the indigenous languages about safe consumption of water and food.Sixty years ago, we lived in a very nice house in Tacubaya, just across the road from the American School where our mother taught for a small salary and free tuition for the three of us boys. The school was a 15-acre walled enclave where no one even thought about the people living a few steps away.
The view of Mexico City from our upstairs bedroom was amazing: clear across the city of just 3 million to the volcanoes Popocatépetl and Itxtaccíhuatl, the Smoking Mountain and the Sleeping Woman, sharp against the horizon of Mexico's smogless sky.
But just over the garden wall was a slum of jerrybuilt shacks, often put up from scrap lumber in a day. They housed a lively community, built around a shallow gully where everyone came to move their bowels. Our back gate opened on a dirt lane where the sewage drained downhill between us and a local grocery store.
Ironically, the road from the affluent Lomas district, where many of our classmates lived, and down which their chauffeured limousines carried them to school and back, was just a block away.
Even as a 12-year-old, I was keenly aware of the gulf between us and the kids for whom 100 pesos (about 8 bucks) was wealth. When I revisited that barrio on Google Street View not long ago, I was glad to see that it was now a bustling middle-class neighbourhood, the shallow gully vanished under new concrete homes.
But that world still survives in many parts of Mexico and the rest of the Americas, filled with "indigenous" people who still speak pre-Columbian languages. (When I was a teenager, Nahuatl, the living language of the Aztecs, was a credit course at Mexico City College. I'm sure it still is.)
Those indigenous people are the ones who have subsidized the invading Europeans for over 500 years, supporting our prosperity and self-regard just as the Haitians—kidnapped from Africa and robbed of their labour and freedom for centuries—enriched the French with sugar that rotted their teeth.
What goes around, comes around.