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Salmonella was laboratory confirmed in 35 of 73 pupils of Wonderland kindergarten in Khanty-Mansiysk who were infected with acute intestinal infection, city administrators report.

Salmonella bacteria (red)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The Tass news service reports, “As of December 13, 73 cases were registered, four children were hospitalized in the children’s infectious ward of the district clinical hospital, and 35 children were laboratory confirmed with Salmonellosis group D,” Rimir Gimalov, the head of the public health department of the city administration, said in a statement.

According to local authorities, all necessary anti-epidemic measures are being carried out in the kindergarten. The institution was closed for quarantine.

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.

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