Monitoring of the volcano Telica in Nicaragua continues

Since May 13, Telica volcano, situated in the Department of Leon in Nicaragua, has become more active and continues to show moderate scale explosions in some cases accompanied by electric shocks.

To date, this volcanic activity has not created health problems in the population but constant monitoring of environmental factors continues regarding changes in the concentration of chemicals in the air and water (especially water wells near the volcano).

The Ministry of Health of Nicaragua along with the SINAPRED (National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Attention of Disasters), the INETER (Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies) and other national institutions are monitoring the changes that may affect the health of the population. PAHO/WHO is supporting these monitoring activities in the country.

 

Situation Report PAHO/WHO, 23 May 2011