The city of Toulouse has carried out à the closure of a crèche where several children had toû be hospitalized following an infection with the bacteria Escherichia coli (E.coli).
Friday November 10, 2023, several children from the Minimes nursery in Toulouse developed skills. symptoms linked to the E.coli bacteria, according to information provided by France 3 Occitanie. The contaminations were communicated to the nursery by the Regional Health Agency (ARS), as indicated in a press release from the town hall. The parents of the 54 children enrolled in the establishment were interviewed. warned by the town hall, which organized a closure of the nursery from Monday November 13.
While the fear of seeing the number of contaminations increase among children, concerns have also been directed towards the patients of the neighboring nursing home, with whom the children would be in regular contact. A worry which was then resolved. dismissed by the mayor of Toulouse who communicated to the
Parisien that no contamination had been caused. recorded in the nursing home.
A press release from the town hall of Toulouse specified Afterwards, the symptoms progressed. dangerously in some children and that two of them had to be treated. be hospitalized before being placed in the intensive care unit. They came out a few days later when their condition improved. France 3 reported this Tuesday, November 21, that all children were now out of danger.
While the nursery was closed, analyzes were carried out there. carried out in order to discover the origin of the contamination. The samples taken by specialized teams have not yet determined the extent of the samples. the source but made it possible to refute with certainty the trail of food contamination. Laurence Katzenmayer, assistant in charge of early childhood and nurseries at Toulouse town hall specified: "Once the samples were taken, we proceeded to collect them. à a thorough and rigorous cleaning.
Laurence Katzenmayer also communicated that screenings have been carried out carried out on children and their families as well as on nursery staff and that all are negative. Consequently, the nursery should be more welcome children again from this Wednesday, November 22.