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16 people, including foreign athletes, got poisoned in Aurora sanatorium

At least 16 people, including foreign athletes, got poisoned in Aurora sanatorium. The chief doctor of the Center for Disease Prevention and State Sanitary Epidemiological Supervision for Issyk-Kul district Malik Mambetov informed 24.kg news agency.

According to him, 16 people turned to the hospital late in the evening. There are seven foreign sportsmen among them, the rest are employees of the sanatorium (kitchen workers).

«They remain in Cholpon-Ata hospital, their condition has stabilized. Those, who got mild poisoning and stayed in Aurora, feel themselves good and intend to participate in competitions. They are treated on-site,» Malik Mambetov told.

«The situation is under control, we are conducting epidemiological investigation. Samples of food products have been taken for tests, the results will be known tomorrow. According to preliminary data, people could get poisoned by a casserole served for dinner. The athletes came after lunch — at 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm,» the chief doctor added.

Cholpon-Ata hosts the Asian Kickboxing Championship from May 5 to May 12.