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Russia Reports Third Children’s Camp Stricken

Children eat at the Orlyonok children's camp, where more than 100 children required hospitalization, in Krasnodar in June.
Health authorities in Russia’s eastern Primorye region are blaming contaminated food or water for sickness that has afflicted 28 children at a summer camp.

Head of the Okean children’s camp Eteri Marzoyev said on July 31 that the children might have ingested poor quality food or drink, probably on their four-day train journey from Krasnoyarsk to the camp.

But the problem comes after 116 children and two adults from the children’s camps Orlyonok and Gudok in the Perm area, near the Urals, required treatment in a hospital late last week for intestinal problems.

Most had been released by July 29, the same day there were reports of an outbreak of infection at the Zhemchuzhina Valdaya children’s camp, near Veliky Novgorod, that affected at least six children.

Last week a group of orphans fled the Vostok children’s camp near Irkutsk because of lack of food.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax