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The piglet at the festival of Agia Theodora… “sent” 15 people to the hospital


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According to what people who ended up in the hospital have said, it seems that the evil was caused by pork they bought from a street vendor and consumed

More than 15 people with symptoms of salmonella-gastroenteritis ended up first in a Health Center and then in the Kalamata Hospital, after eating pork during the celebration that took place the previous days in the small church of Agia Theodora in the Vasta area.

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According to what has been stated by people who ended up in the hospital, it seems that the evil was caused by a pig they bought from a street vendor and consumed.

From an itinerant
On the weekend, 10th and 11th of the month, the temple celebrated and, as every year, a large number of people visit the church and the area. Soon after, however, over the weekend many people began to complain of abdominal pain and other symptoms.

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Initially, they went to the local Health Center, because many were residents from a nearby village in Messinia, but as the cases increased they were finally sent to the Kalamata Hospital, where three people needed hospitalization.

The case is being investigated by the competent health authorities, in order to identify the source of origin of the food they consumed, although all the testimonies suggest that those who fell ill had consumed pork bought from a street vendor.

It’s not just chicken
Salmonella infection is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. People are most often infected through contaminated water or food.

Salmonella infection is usually caused by eating raw or undercooked meat, poultry, eggs, or other egg products. The incubation period ranges from several hours to two days after eating the contaminated food. Most salmonella infections can be mistaken for gastroenteritis at first.

Possible signs and symptoms include: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, headache, blood in the stool

Symptoms of salmonella infection generally last 4-7 days, although it may take several months for the intestinal system to return to normal.

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