Doctor Ilir Tolaj gave details about the situation of poisoning of citizens in Deçan. He said that we should not rely on conspiracy theories as there are more tangible facts and that according to him the main cause is contamination of drinking water.
“I visited the main center and some patients, I talked to the mayor and the number should be a little smaller because there are repeated cases that have gone to the hospital twice. A chemical agent has not yet been confirmed and water is not ruled out as the main distributor of this poisoning.
According to our data, water still remains the main cause of the spread of this infection, which may be biological. The sources from where they are supplied, the place where the water is collected is not sufficiently protected and the water supply network does not meet the standards and there is always the possibility of poisoning. “There were rain showers 3 days before the poisoning and the water may have been contaminated,” Tola told Fax News.
Asked why laboratory tests still do not reveal the cause, the doctor said that the reasons are multiple, starting with the time when the samples were taken because it could be temporary contamination and the number of bacteria may have been small.
“The condition of the laboratories is good and the samples are being analyzed and also the organization of medical services has been very good. It should be said that not only in Deçan there are places where people gather near the water supply or animals and this should not always be considered as a cause. “However, we will probably never be able to find out the real reason for this mass poisoning,” Tolaj concluded.