A study of more than 4,000 people found the majority of patients admitted to Beverly Hospital and Huntsville Hospital, where the World Health Organisation is based, did not have any underlying medical condition.
The study also found there were significant increases in the number of people in the hospital with underlying medical conditions, and the hospital had an increase in the incidence of respiratory and cardiovascular disease in recent years.
It was also found that many of those who were admitted to the hospital were suffering from serious and disabling conditions, with some with chronic lung diseases, heart disease, stroke and even cancer.
Health officials from the hospital are also urging the public to be vigilant and wear personal protective equipment at work.
“As a result of this study, we need to ask people to be extra cautious about what they put on their skin,” said Dr David Young from the Huntsville Regional Medical Centre.
“I think we have to ask ourselves whether the way you look, your weight, your lifestyle and the way of your life is a factor in whether you have a serious condition.”
Young said the hospital is working with the hospital’s doctors to address the issue, and urged people to wear face masks at work and to wear protective clothing to work.
“We are working with our hospital and our doctors to make sure they are getting the correct advice and to make adjustments to their routine to prevent further increases in our hospital population,” he said.
He said the study was an important piece of information, and called for people to understand that the hospital was taking a range of measures to prevent infection.
Young also urged people not to let their personal health and safety be at risk.
“Be vigilant, wear masks, be vigilant, be aware,” he urged.
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