In total, 19 children and four kindergarten staff members have been infected with intestine infections from food poisoning in Sigulda

  • 2019-09-16
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - According to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, a total of 23 persons have sought medical attention for a food poisoning outbreak in Sigulda kindergartens as of Sunday - 19 children and four kindergarten staff members.

The main symptoms of the victims include severe diarrhea, renal impairment, and intestinal bleeding. 

Sigulda Region Education Administration's head Sandra Tukisa told LETA that the children had been hospitalized from preschools Piladzitis, Saulite and Ievina. She said it was currently unknown why the children got sick. All three preschools have one and the same caterer though, she said.

LETA has found out that the caterer for the three kindergartens is Baltic Restaurants.