From August 1, Rospotrebnadzor suspended the work of the Baranchinskiye Ogki health camp, located near Nizhny Tagil. An acute intestinal infection was found in vacationers and employees, the press service of the sanitary department reported.
The Nizhny Tagil department of Rospotrebnadzor organized an investigation into cases of norovirus in the suburban camp “Baranchinskiye Ogki”. According to sanitary doctors, from July 25 to July 31, 9 pupils fell ill here, the outbreak was laboratory-confirmed. Children are treated at home, hospitalization is not required.
Norovirus was detected in several more vacationers, as well as camp workers. But they carry the disease asymptomatically. In the samples taken from the staff of the catering department, in food products, water, and lavages, the pathogen was not detected. Epidemiologists have come to the conclusion about the contact-household route of infection transmission. However, according to the results of the investigation, violations of the sanitary and epidemiological legislation were found.
“In particular, timely isolation of children with clinical signs of acute intestinal infection and disinfection were not organized; violated the rules of the current cleaning of premises, de-mode. In addition, products with an expired shelf life were found at the catering unit (LLC Corpus Group Ural); the storage conditions of semi-finished products and the temperature regime of product storage are violated; the food uses products that are not intended for children; there is no marking on parts of cutting equipment; disinfestation measures are not provided, ”the message of Rospotrebnadzor specifies.
The head of the “Baranchinskie Ogki” was ordered to carry out additional “sanitary and preventive and anti-epidemic measures.” Staff with norovirus were suspended from work, and contacts were taken out of the camp. The activity of the health institution is suspended. Based on the results of inspections, Rospotrebnadzor will decide on bringing the perpetrators to justice.
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