(Itar-Tass) - The number of construction workers that got food poisoning in the Russian capital has reached 208, the Emergency Situations Ministry told . The ministry officials specified that 113 of them are in Moscow hospitals and the rest builders have been hospitalised in the Moscow region.
Turkish and CIS builders started asking for medical aid on Tuesday morning. They had high temperature, nausea and low blood pressure. The first ambulance was called in the morning, and 53 Turkish builders were hospitalised by 11:00 a.m. The builders were preliminarily diagnosed with "toxic infection." According to medics all the affected workers lived in the Zelenaya Roshcha sanatorium, reports Trend.
The Federal Service for Supervision of Consumers Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) said the acute intestinal infection outbreak was caused by meals that were infected in the process of cooking. One and the same company supplied meals to the builders and the assortment of products was the same, police sources said.
The builders were working at four different construction sites, but received catering from one and the same company.
A source at the emergency aid centre said that the majority of poisoned workers come from Turkey. There are also workers from CIS member countries, who are temporarily staying in the Russian capital, he said.