The incidence of intestinal infection in the Khabarovsk gymnasium increased to one hundred

© Fotolia / Tom WangКапельница in the hospital. Archive photoThe incidence of intestinal infection in the Khabarovsk gymnasium increased to one hundred© Fotolia / Tom Wang

Sanitary doctors by the middle of Saturday have registered 100 cases of acute intestinal infection in the high school in Khabarovsk, reports the Department of Rospotrebnadzor in the Khabarovsk region.

Earlier it was reported that on Friday in the gymnasium №3 in Khabarovsk have started to record cases – they were 9. Rospotrebnadzor started checking the school and ZAO «Kontakt», which organises school meals. SUCK of the Russian Federation in the Khabarovsk region opened a criminal case under article «services that do not meet the requirements of safety of life and health of consumers.» The school suspended.

«According to operative data, as of 27.01.2018 in MAOU «Gymnasium №3″ registered 100 cases of acute intestinal infection. Among patients with seven other employees at the school. Three children hospitalized in the infectious Department, the others receive outpatient treatment», — stated in the message.

It is noted that the disease occurs in mild and medium severity. «Eight of the sick children according to the results of PCR studies in the material selected antigen, norovirus,» the statement reads.

It is also reported that on Saturday the school held final disinfection in the food court and indoor gymnasium.

As explained by the CPS, intestinal infection norovirus etiology manifested pronounced intestinal symptoms. The disease is very contagious. The virus is resistant to disinfectants and can long maintain the infectious properties on various surfaces.

Causes of norovirus infections may be a violation of the fruit and vegetable processing, technology of cooking and washing dishes, non-observance of requirements of personal hygiene.