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Number of people infected with salmonella in Košice Region rises

The number of people infected with salmonella in Košice is still increasing, with 120 patients diagnosed with the infection and 40 admitted to hospital as of Thursday, September 13, the Louis Pasteur University Hospital in Košice has reported.

The number of people infected with salmonella in Košice is still increasing, with 120 patients diagnosed with the infection and 40 admitted to hospital as of Thursday, September 13, the Louis Pasteur University Hospital in Košice has reported.

Laboratory tests have confirmed that pork served to employees at U.S. Steel in Košice last week contained salmonella bacteria. Dozens of the company's staff have since succumbed to salmonella poisoning.

The canteen at U.S. Steel is not the only source of the infection in Košice Region, however. "So far we've recorded three sources," said Louis Pasteur University Hospital spokesperson Ladislava Šustová for the TASR newswire. There might be yet another source, as the hospital is still registering other salmonella cases on a daily basis. "All patients admitted to hospital so far have been dehydrated. In such cases, infusion therapy aimed at rehydration was necessary. None of the infected people's lives are in danger, though," said Šustová.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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