Russia – Salmonella outbreak sickens 21 at St. Petersburg school

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A salmonella outbreak has sickened 21 students and staff at a St Petersburg school, according to a recent Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) report (computer translated).

The outbreak, primarily affecting children 4-6 years old,  occurred at the HBDUU kindergarten № 46 Pushkin district. Twenty-one people total were infected, including 17 children. 4 kids required hospitalization for their illness.

Officials immediately started a sanitary and epidemiological investigation. A survey of the staff of the HBDU Kindergarten No. 46 was conducted. Laboratory studies of food raw materials and food products were conducted.

During the investigation, gross violations of the requirements of the legislation in the field of sanitary and epidemiological well-being were revealed.

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