Nuremberg / Fürth: After an outbreak of EHEC in day care centers

  • EHEC outbreak in Franconia: Different Day care centers in Nuremberg and Fürth affected
  • children involved with dangerous intestinal bacteria in – and Sometimes seriously ill
  • After inpatient treatment at the University Hospital Erlangen: children can ” Fire will”

in Nuremberg and Fuerth It was recently Several cases of EHEC is found. Young children from different day care centers It was with gut bacteria Injured and sick Difficult. Many children had to be hospitalized at the University Hospital of Erlangen to be treated. Ask the authorities what new findings are now available regarding the EHEC outbreak.

Update from August 22, 2022: Children discharged from a university hospital after contracting EHEC – authorities comment

many of Children between the ages of two and six yearsThose attending different day care centers in the two neighboring cities had EHEC a few weeks ago. According to Tobias Tim, Head of the Day Care Center division at the Children, Youth and Families Bureau Three children from Fuerth And the Two children from Nuremberg ‘Very sick’ And it had to be to be treated in hospital. in Five more children Can anyone milder disease Tim said on Friday (August 19) in an interview

All children treated as inpatients can already released Be,” says Christian Elle, a spokesman for the Forth County Sheriff’s Office, Monday (22 August 2022) upon request. Baby You still have the release Outpatient clinics You need to become.

“The offer has been made to all the parents, one stool sample to do,” Elll . reports More cases of disease is found. However, the affected children will have No symptoms shown.

Source of EHEC outbreak ‘still not identified’

subordinate Latest EHEC status The health department will be forth in the morning August 1, 2022 has been moved. Since then there have been no new cases. According to Tobias Timm, head of the nursery department, he is incoming outbreak also.

The EHEC eruption source In the meantime “not yet determined”. subordinate Suspect the catering companywhich supplied daycare centers in Nuremberg and Fürth, was the trigger, so far Not confirmed.

Day care centers currently apply Regular summer closing times. In the future ,General basic hygiene measuresContinue to note it.

Update from August 3, 2022: Several pediatric inpatients at Erlangen University Hospital – Day Care Center were closed after the EHEC outbreak

According to the Federal Institute for Risk Evaluation (BfR), EHEC . infection bloody diarrhea Wave. So germs are particularly feared because they can lead to serious illness and death – especially in young children.

“The best we know, Three children from Fürth and two children from Nuremberg Tobias Tim from Fürth says he is seriously ill Tuesday evening (August 2, 2022). Children with so-called precursors appear to the head of the nursery department in the Children, Youth and Families office. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

Four children remain in the university hospital in Erlangen.

According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, HUS is a illness, which can manifest in blood clotting disorders, destruction of red blood cells and even acute kidney failure. According to Tim, children in the area “suffer from serious illnesses.” in medical treatment.

According to a Forth District Office spokesperson, Christian Ell, Five more children Discover also EHEC. Many stool results are still pending. According to the authorities, the injured children are Between two and six years. There are still four children Fixed at the University Hospital Erlangen,” explains Elle on Wednesday (August 3, 2022). on demand.

According to the county office, the daycare provider has Measures to contain the spread of infection took over. Sick children are only allowed to use one medical certificate Return to the facility. “All parents, in addition to transmitting information, were offered a stool sample Even if kids don’t show any symptoms,” says Ell Strict hygiene regulationsWhen it comes to hand washing, sanitizing or serving food. “As far as we know, a Another contractor tasked with providing food,” says Ell.

EHEC issues in day care centers in Nuremberg and Fürth – the catering company is the cause?

Whether it was the catering company that supplied the day care centers in Nuremberg and Fürth last time already EHEC eruption source Formed, not yet determined. The cause is still being researched, says Dr. Ulrike Goeken-Haidl, spokeswoman for the City of Nuremberg Health Service On Wednesday with in Nuremberg, affected day care center by the Ministry of Health Temporarily closed. The property will remain closed until Friday.

First report from 29 July 2022: EHEC outbreak in Nuremberg and Fürth – Children infected with enterobacteria

According to the current situation, in Nuremberg and Fürth Up to six young children with the gut bacteria Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli infection (EHEC). This was reported by the city of Nuremberg on Friday (July 29, 2022) in a press release.

So children visit Various day care centers in Fuerth Straight Nuremberg. “The responsible authorities – the responsible health office as infection protection and the regulatory office as food control authority – work closely with the supervisory authorities at the level of the government of Central Franconia and the Free State of Bavaria,” the city says.

According to the city of Nuremberg, the authorities have Cause of the outbreak Search. As a “potential source” was thus a catering company Identified, which supplies both day care centers. Since the food operator keeps samples of recently delivered food (so-called “back-up samples”) as a self-monitoring measure, the food control department must be reported immediately. take samples also.

EHEC: Diarrheal disease with occasional serious complications

“the total eleven samples It is currently being evaluated in the laboratory to gain knowledge about Cause of bacterial infection to win,” declares the city of Nuremberg.

To support the investigation, physicians, parents or care facility personnel should report further potential infection to the health department responsible a reportwhere is the suspected EHEC infection consists.

According to the Federal Center for Health Education, EHEC bacteria are found in the intestines of ruminants such as cattle, sheep, goats, deer, or deer. They can produce certain toxins called Shiga toxins. Animals usually don’t get sick from it. “But if these germs pass to humans, they can Diarrheal diseases with part Serious complications The reason,” explains the relevant authority in the Federal Ministry of Health Division.

The Robert Koch Institute also has detailed specialist information about EHEC on its website.

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