PRO/ESP> Gastroenteriitis – Spain: (CLM) outbreak, deaths, nursing home



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

[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

Totally referred.

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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