An outbreak of salmonella at a nursery school in Tabasalu, a small town just outside Tallinn, caused illness among 13 children and one assistant teacher last week. Five of the children had to be hospitalized.
Health Board Public Relations Manager Iris Saluri told the Delfi news service that though laboratory tests had not yet confirmed the source of the outbreak, it probably originated in a batch of scrambled eggs. However, because some of the children fell ill later than others, it was possible that the disease was also spread person to person, she said.
The Veterinary and Food Board inspected the school's kitchen and found that it, and kitchen staff, were compliant with all health regulations, but the investigation into the cause of the outbreak is continuing.