85 poultry workers face salmonella infection
A mass of infection has occurred at a poultry
processing plant as an outbreak of salmonella places 85 workers on the sick
Ptisifabrika Mirnovska chicken meat factory in Ukraine's central Cherkassy
region has been hit by a mass infection of salmonella
About 10 of the workers at the plant who were hit by the illness were
listed in moderate condition at a regional hospital. The other 75 workers
suffered from a less serious dose of the disease. It is expected that all the
workers will make a full recovery.
Company management investigating the incident said that a possible cause of
the outbreak was omelettes served at the plant cafeteria.
According to a Ministry of Emergency Situations official, health
authorities were closely monitoring chicken meat produced by the factory, and as
yet had not found evidence of salmonella.
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