Russia – Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak reported in Norilsk

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Norilsk is is a city in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located above the Arctic Circle. Earlier this week, the head of the Rospotrebnadzor department for the Krasnoyarsk Territory Dmitry Goryaev reported an  Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak affecting 44 workers of Velesstroy LLC in Norilsk.

“As part of the sanitary and epidemiological investigation, according to the results of laboratory tests, the pathogen that causes intestinal yersiniosis, Yersinia enterocolitica, was identified in the patients,” he noted.

Earlier, the regional Rospotrebnadzor reported on the identification of violations of the requirements of sanitary legislation in the company canteen.

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