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The minister of agriculture: the E Coli bacteria was discovered in dairy products in Arges

The bacteria Escherichia coli was discovered in dairy products in Arges County especially in cottage cheese produced by ‘Lactate Bradet’ stated on Monday the minister of agriculture Achim Irimescu.

At the same time, The National Veterinary Authority for Food Safety (ANSVSA) sent a press release by which they said that on 25 February joint teams made up of inspectors from Arges and Dolj started the action of taking samples which were sent to be analysed to the Institute for Public Health (IISPV).

According to the results of the inquiry, in which 194 samples analysed up to that date, Escherichia Coli, serogroup 26 was found in a chicken sample taken from the fridge of one of the persons under inquiry. The meat came from chickens raised in the household of the respective person (Bacau county).

At the same time, the bacteria was discovered in samples taken from 25 kg of cottage cheese produced by a dairy unit in Arges (Lactate Bradet).

At present, in Marie Curie Hospital in Bucharest there are five children hospitalised, with haemolytic uraemic syndrome due to EColi.

Out of these, one is in a serious condition in intensive care, after neurological problems have appeared ‘ which cannot be stopped’ said on Monday moring dr.Mihaela Balgradean, the head of the Nephrology department in Marie Curie Hospital.

The number of children hospitalised with diarrhea in Arges County on Monday reached 51, 43 of whom are younger than two years old, Arges Prefecture reports. 

The Paediatric Hospital of the county seat Pitesti has 42 of them, 35 of whom are younger than two years old, while the Emergency County Hospital of Pitesti has three infants, all younger than two years old. Three infants younger than two years old each are at the paediatric wards of the Campulung Muscel Municipal Hospital and the Curtea de Arges Municipal Hospital. 

One day previously, the number of children with diarrhea hospitalised in Arges County was 45.