By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Health officials in Ukraine report investigating a Salmonella outbreak in the southeastern Ukraine city of Zaporizhia. Twelve cases have been hospitalized with salmonellosis and sources of infection are being investigated  to include food, drinking and wastewater.


A few days before hospitalization, all the victims ate in the same cafeteria.

Contact persons are also interviewed and surveyed. Final disinfection was organized in the hearth at the place of residence of sick people. Anti-epidemic measures continue.

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Salmonella is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness primarily impacts young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill after exposure to Salmonella.