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Apr 23, 2015

16:22:55 GMT--Biological Hazard - Europe - Bosnia and Herzegovina


EDIS Number: BH-20150423-47920-BIH
Date / time: 23/04/2015 16:17:24 [UTC]
Event: Biological Hazard
Area: Europe
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
State/County: Capital City
Location: Sarajevo [Kosevo ]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: 30 person(s)
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

Thirty preschool children attending public-run day care centers in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo have been hospitalized after showing signs of food poisoning. In all, 91 children out of some 2,800 attending the 29 centers in Sarajevo reported to the Kosevo hospital on Thursday. Hospital officials said the number of parents bringing their children in with similar symptoms has continued to grow. The children have fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramping, the symptoms hospital officials said were common in salmonella poisoning. Preschool service managers said all their food is prepared in a central kitchen. Sanitary inspectors took samples to determine whether it was the source of the illness.

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