Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

Israel: Salmonella in 30 children in Jerusalem daycare

8 May, 2017

On April 30, a report was received from the mother of an infant enrolled in a daycare in Jerusalem claiming infants and toddlers in one of the daycare's classes were suffering stomachaches and intestinal disturbances.
According to Ynet, an investigation by the Jerusalem District Health Office found the problems had begun several days earlier, in the daycare's 2-year-old class, when 15 of the class's 24 children became ill and one was hospitalized.
In the infants' group, 15 out of 18 infants became ill, and one was hospitalized.
The laboratory results indicated Salmonella enteritidis is involved in this outbreak.
The source was not found.