Listeria Contaminated Milk May Have Infected 1300 Bulgarian Children

Politics | February 12, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00
Bulgaria: Listeria Contaminated Milk May Have Infected 1300 Bulgarian Children The Listeria monocytogenes bacteria could cause serious infection and is extremely dangerous for children and pregnant women. Photo by

About 1300 children from Bulgaria's southern municipalities of Dupnitza, Rila, and Kocherinovo will be examined for the dangerous Listeriosis infection after consuming contaminated milk in their kindergardens.

The milk contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria was produced by Euromeat and Milk EOOD, which were sanctioned in the end of January over not meeting hygienic requirements, authorities reported.

According to experts, Listeriosis is a serious infection, which can be extremely dangerous for children, the elderly and those with suppressed immune systems.

Listeria can also cause miscarriages in pregnant women.

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