08 December 2011, 21:00

More than 170 Nalchik residents hospitalized with poisoning

Starting from December 6, in the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, 170 persons, including 68 children, were hospitalized with a diagnosis of "acute gastroenterocolitis", "food toxic infection". The infection source is still unidentified: the samples of water showed its compliance with the standard.

In particular, according to Marina Osmanova, the head of the press service of the Ministry of Public Health of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR), on December 6, 30 patients, including 21 children and 9 adults, were hospitalized to the infectious clinic. At 2:30 p.m. on December 7, another 25 persons, including 15 children and 10 adults, were hospitalized with similar diagnoses, she has added.

As at 4:00 p.m. on December 8, one child is at resuscitation ward.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, mainly, residents of Nalchik got poisoned.

"I had a stomach ache, then I was much vomiting, uncontrollable vomiting began, and then diarrhoea started. That continued till today, and today I feel better," said Rosa Vorokova, a resident of Nalchik. Rosa Vorokova says that she felt bad after she washed down the pills, which she usually took, with water from the tap. The woman decided not to consult a doctor and was treated by herself.

According to Klim Khatsukov, the head of the "Rospotrebnadzor" (Russian Federal Agency for Consumer Supervision), samples of water were taken from all six intake stations in Nalchik. According to the KBR's State Institution "Water channel-Analysis", the water samples meet all the requirements of the SanPiN (Sanitary Norms and Regulations) to drinking water.

Author: Luiza Orazaeva; Source: CK correspondent

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