Over 40 poultry farm workers have been hospitalized with acute intestinal infection in the Altai Territory in south Siberia, the regional administration reported on Sunday.
The workers of the Altai Broiler poultry farm were taken to hospitals in the city of Biysk after their night shift with an acute infection of unknown origin, the administration said.
Specialists of Russia's consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor are currently inspecting the poultry farm to find the cause of massive poisoning, the administration said.
Regional health authorities have taken measures to place the poultry farm's remaining personnel under medical scrutiny but said there is no danger for the intestinal infection spread in the region.
NOVOSIBIRSK, February 14 (RIA Novosti)