GASTROENTERIITIS – SPAIN: (CLM) OUTBREAK, DEATHS, RESIDENCE OF
A statement from ProMED-mail
ProMED-mail is a program of the
International Society of Infectious Diseases
Date: May 24, 2023
Source: Diario de Sevilla, Spain
https://www.diariodesevilla.es/sociedad/gastroenteritis-residencia-Ciudad-Real-fallecidos_0_1795922191.html[Edited by Jaime Torres]
Two elderly people have died from an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis in the
La Rosa del Azafrán nursing home in La Solana (Ciudad Real),
Which has also left ten others affected, including workers and
Residents, who are evolving favorably.
The Epidemiology Section of the City Health Delegation
On Monday, Real received a call from the Emergency Service of the
Manzanares Hospital reporting two cases of gastroenteritis
Acute, one of whom had died in the hospital,
Another remained hospitalized and seven more affected people were in
The aforementioned residence, as reported by the Delegation of
Health in a press release.
In communication with the senior center, managed by the Group
Ilunion, the regional administration was informed of the death
Of another old woman last Sunday at the residence itself.
The Provincial Delegation of the Ministry of Health in Ciudad Real
Has activated the corresponding food health protocols and
Epidemiological to decree the causes of the outbreak of
The onset of symptoms of the first case was on Sunday and the picture
Clinical of the two cases that went to the hospital and of the deceased
In the residence it consisted of a gastroenteritis with stools
Initial diarrheal and presence of bleeding in the stool.
In addition to the two deceased people, there are ten other people
Affected, one of which remains hospitalized, others
Seven are in the residence and two others are workers. All
They have mild symptoms and even in some of them they have already
The Health Delegation has asked the residence for information
On the affiliation data of all cases, the date and time of
Onset of symptoms, food consumed in the previous 72 hours
At the onset of symptoms and the distribution of cases in the dining room
From the center.
Likewise, the distribution of the rooms of the
Cases and if the staff who attends them coincide, at the same time that they have
Informed the services of the residence of the need to take
Samples for coproculture of the detected cases.
The only person admitted for the outbreak of acute gastroenteritis
Occurred in the residence evolves normally and they have not been
Detected new cases, said the Health delegate, Francisco
José García, who has trusted that “follow that evolution and soon
Can return to his residence.”
The results of the tests collected will be known in the next
Days, said García, who explained that “it is
Making a food crop, but also in the hospital of
Manzanares has made a cultivation of biological samples of the
Patients to be able to detect the etiological problem that has
Caused the outbreak.”
Communicated by: Jaime R. Towers
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