Ice-cream Causes Typhoid Fever

Ice-cream of poor quality has become the reason for an outbreak of typhoid embracing 150 people in the Batken region of Kirghizia, reported the state sanitary epidemiological service on Thursday.

All the patients caught the disease when celebrating the republic's Independence Day at the city stadium of the regional centre on August 31st, where the ice-cream of poor quality produced by a local enterprise was sold.

The Kirghiz authorities reject the possibility of a deliberate poisoning of the ice-cream, for among the patients is the director of the private enterprise and members of his family. Carelessness is the most likely cause of the outbreak of the disease. A criminal case has been opened against the businessman.