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Gastrointestinal complaints in adults and children in spa clinics
A stay in a health clinic should actually serve to promote health. But in Dahme, Schleswig-Holstein, visiting such a specialist clinic had the opposite effect. Several children and adults got gastrointestinal complaints there.
Gastrointestinal complaints among visitors to the spa clinic
According to a message from the dpa news agency, gastrointestinal complaints have occurred in several adults and children in a parent-child spa clinic in Dahme (Ostholstein district). A police spokesman said that some children were taken to hospitals on Saturday evening. And a spokesman for the clinic said that clinic guests had complained of gastrointestinal problems as early as Saturday afternoon.
Salmonella may have been the trigger
When the number of complaints increased in the afternoon, the clinic management informed emergency doctors and rescue workers. The rushed helpers took some of the children to hospitals. The health department is said to review the case now. According to a police spokesman, it could have been Salmonella. However, the clinic spokesman said that those affected had not all eaten in the clinic. According to the information, there were no new complaints with the hospital guests during the night and on Sunday.
Bacterial infection can be dangerous
Salmonella are bacteria that can cause various diseases in humans, especially in the gastrointestinal area. After eating, symptoms such as abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting can occur. Such symptoms can occur especially in small children, people with weakened immune systems and the elderly. In severe cases, a salmonella infection (salmonellosis) can even lead to dehydration (dehydration) of the organism with additional health consequences. (ad)