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    So far nine children diagnosed with salmonellosis, five with intestinal infection in Sigulda

    RIGA, Sept 20 (LETA) - So far nine children have been diagnosed with salmonellosis and five with intestinal infection caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), LETA learned from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC).

    Thus, the total number of people who reported symptoms of intestinal infections reaches 40, including 36 children and four employees of educational institutions.

    The proved STEC cases are related with three preschools in Sigulda - Ievina, Saulite and Piladzitis, while salmonellosis cases are related with two institution - Ievina and Tornisi. 

    Several samples are still being tested.

    The Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) reported on Friday that public catering company Baltic Restaurants Latvia has not observed personal hygiene requirements and did not take the necessary cleaning and disinfection measures at Ievina and Saulite preschools in Sigulda.

    The Food and Veterinary Service said that the results of laboratory tests on samples taken from the hands of kitchen staff at Ievina and Saulite had been received on Friday, and the tests had found the presence of Staphylococcus aureus, while tests on samples taken kitchen tables at Saulite and Sigulda Primary School No. 1 found the presence of the E. coli bacteria.

    Earlier this week, the Food and Veterinary Service suspended operations of Jelgavas Augli fruit processing facilities, which supplied fruit to various caterers, including Baltic Restaurants Latvia.

    The State Police on Tuesday started a criminal case on the outbreak of an intestinal infection at Sigulda kindergartens.

    • Published: 20.09.2019 15:19
    • Agnija Antanovica, LETA
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