Salmonella kills 5 in Serbian nursing home

Another person with salmonella poisoning is being treated at the hospital in Cacak, central Serbia, Director Dr. Radoslav Milosevic said on Wednesday.

salm.nursing.homeHowever, the new patient, an 85-year-old man, did not come from a nursing home in the village of Vranici where five elderly persons died of this form of food poisoning during the past week.

According to Milosevic, the patient is “a neighbor” of the Dvoje nursing home.

He added that the condition of two other patients the hospital is treating for the same disease has deteriorated.

Currently, the Cacak hospital is treating nine salmonella poisoning patients, while one more has been admitted to the Uzice Health Care Center.

The nursing home salmonella epidemic was reported on April 16. 41 persons have been infected, among them the staff and two locals. Five persons have passed away.

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