Radio Russia on October 29 reported that the number of teenagers taken to hospital in Volgograd with an intestinal infection has reached 87. This has been reported by the chairman of the regional health care committee, Yevgeniy Onishchenko. According to him, all the patients are in infectious diseases hospital No 1. Apart from that, town hospital No 21 has been put to use for further hospitalization.
The teenagers’ condition has been evaluated as that of medium seriousness or satisfactory. All the patients are students of the Lider [Leader] agricultural college. According to preliminary information, it is a case of food poisoning in that educational institution’s canteen.