Undiagnosed Food-borne disease – Algeria

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July 9, 2021 – 195 cases of food poisoning reported in two hospitals in Blida, Algeria (Hassiba Ben Bouali Hospital and the multi-service clinic in the Adl district of the municipality of Ouled). The demographics of the affected individuals were not identified in the source. No deaths reported.

The suspected origin of the food poisoning was from contaminated milk. Symptomology was not discussed in this source. Those who have consumed this particular milk were hospitalized on July 9, 2021 and received treatment. All were discharged on Saturday.

One hundred and sixty (160) liters of the milk product was found to be contaminated. The mild product was destroyed. However, samples were taken for analysis to confirm whether this was the source of the food poisoning among the 195 cases. The two shops that sold the milk were closed down.

Photo: Artist rendering of a pathogen.

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