Center for State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance of Bishkek has presented the results of laboratory studies on the causes of food poisoning of UNICEF volunteers

10 September 2018
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UNICEF Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK, September 10 2018 – Today, the office of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the Kyrgyz Republic received the results of laboratory studies from the Center for State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance in Bishkek about the reason of food poisoning of participants of  UNICEF training. According to the report, the cause of poisoning was the bacterium of intestinal bacillus.

"For today, all participants of the training feel well, no one turned to the hospital for repeated help. UNICEF is very grateful to all specialists of the infectious diseases hospital for the timely assistance, to the Ministry of Health and the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance Center for clarifying the causes of this case, "said Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative in Kyrgyzstan. "UNICEF will take administrative measures in relation to the supplier company Event-M/Food House, which provided poor-quality food to the participants of our training."

As we gave informed, on the night of August 23-24 participants UNICEF volunteer training’s participants felt unwell and were urgently taken to the republican clinical hospital in Bishkek accompanied by the UNICEF leadership. The volunteers received timely medical assistance: the necessary medicines and treatment were provided at the hospital's expense, bacteriological analyzes were taken and recommendations of specialists were given.

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