Outbreak of botulism in Nalchik

Eleven cafeterias are closed for the epidemiological investigation of the Kabardino-Balkarian Rospotrebnadzor in the State Agricultural Nalchik, ITAR-TASS reported. Canteen closed after 18 people became ill with botulism after eating one of them, salads and burgers containing canned cucumbers homemade.

According to the Ministry of Health of the CBD, in the intensive care unit are three victims, one today, "transferred to a general ward in relation to the improvement of the state." Only a center for AIDS and other infectious diseases in Nalchik on October 29 had been hospitalized 18 students and staff of Agricultural, 16 of them with medium and mild poisoning.

Health Minister CBD Fatimat Amshokova reported that patients on admission are consulting infectious disease specialist, use specific protivobotulinicheskaya serum. She noted that the medical institutions of the republic "to ensure full protivobotulinicheskoy medicines and serum to provide quality health care."

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