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Over 50 people hospitalized with food poisoning in Crimea

Among them are 49 children

SIMFEROPOL, July 17. /TASS/. More than 50 people, including 49 children, have been hospitalized from a summer camp in Crimea due to food poisoning, the press service of the Crimean Health Ministry informed TASS on Wednesday.

"As of 08:00 Moscow time, 54 people were hospitalized, including 49 children. They are in the Yevpatoria city hospital in a state of moderate severity. All necessary hospital care is being provided to them. There is no imminent threat to their lives," the press service said.

According to the Health Ministry, all patients have been examined by the chief infectious disease specialist.

Earlier reports said 34 children had been taken to the hospital, three of them were placed in intensive care. Summer camp director Renat Kayumov said the children came from Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan Region in the Volga area.

Currently, about 700 children are staying at the Luchisty summer camp on Crimea’s western coast, some 8 km from the resort city of Yevpatoria.