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Rospotrebnadzor revealed 52 cases of poisoning and illness in children’s camps in 2021

In total, in 2021, 52 cases of mass infectious diseases and food poisoning were recorded in Russia in places of organized recreation for children and adolescents, Rospotrebnadzor reported.

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The number of mass poisonings of children and outbreaks of infectious diseases in camps and recreation centers, as well as the number of affected children in 2021, became the highest since the publication of such statistics, i.e. since 2009. This is evidenced by the data published on the website of Rospotrebnadzor. Forbes was the first to point this out. Most of the cases were in Bashkiria, followed by the Krasnodar Territory.

In total, in 2021, 52 outbreaks of mass infectious diseases and food poisoning of children in places of organized recreation were registered in Russia, while 720 children were affected. The previous maximum was registered in 2013, when 599 children needed medical help. In terms of the number of outbreaks of foodborne infections and poisoning of children, 2016 was the “leader”, until last year – then there were 22 of them.

The largest number of victims on vacation in the camps from poisoning or infection of children in 2021 was recorded in the following regions:

  • Bashkiria – 166, the number of outbreaks – 10;
  • Krasnodar Territory – 114, number of cases – 5;
  • Tuva – 82, number of cases – 1;
  • Krasnoyarsk Territory – 52, number of outbreaks – 3;
  • Primorsky Krai — 47, number of cases — 3;

At the same time, the number of cases of violations in children’s health camps referred to the courts amounted to 524, while in 2019 there were 771, and in 2018 – 1006. The maximum number of cases in this category was referred to the courts in 2014 – 1180.


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