Central kitchen leads to 181 sick with salmonella at 16 nurseries in Hungary

A salmonella infection in 16 nurseries and primary schools in Szekesfehervar, central Hungary, has made 181 children ill, a local health authority official told MTI on Tuesday.

The infection was first reported on September 8 and developed sporadically rather than suddenly, said Gyongyi Lencses. "The curve is now on the down-slope," she added.

The affected institutions were all served by the same central kitchen. Three of the kitchen staff tested positively for the bacterium.