The number of people who sought medical help after an outbreak of acute intestinal infection at a school in the city of Olonets in Karelia increased from 22 to 58 people. This was announced on his page in the social network “VKontakte” on Thursday, April 8, the Minister of Health of the Republic Mikhail Okhlopkov.
According to the official, 57 out of 58 cases are children. All of them turned to the Olonets Central Regional Hospital in the period from 7 to 8 April with signs of intestinal infection, writes “Moscow 24”. 57 children are primary school students of the Moscow State University “Secondary School No. 1”, and an employee of the catering department of the educational institution also turned to the doctors. All had “clinical manifestations of foodborne toxicity,” including nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, writes NSN.
Elementary school is now temporarily suspended.
Doctors assess the condition of the sick as mild, they are on outpatient treatment, the website aif.ru writes. No one needed hospitalization. The chief freelance pediatrician of Karelia Olga Shorokhova and the chief freelance infectious disease specialist of the region Mikhail Tishchenko left for consultation and assistance, writes REGNUM.
The regional IC, as well as the prosecutor’s office of Karelia, are checking the fact of the incident. Representatives of Rospotrebnadzor and the Ministry of Education of the republic work in the operational headquarters organized in the regional center.
It is noted that school meals in Olonets are supplied by a single organization, but no complaints have yet been received from other educational institutions.
On April 8, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova announced that from April 15, all regions of the country must report on the measures taken after poisoning children in schools.