Another 1,300 children have fallen victims to something consumed at school.  This time the product was milk containing Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.   Children drinking the contaminated milk were attending Kindergartens in Bulgaria.

The Sofia News Agency reports that:

About 1300 children from Bulgaria’s southern municipalities of Dupnitza, Rila, and Kocherinovo will be examined for the dangerous Listeriosis infection after consuming contaminated milk in their kindergardens.

The milk contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria was produced by Euromeat and Milk EOOD, which were sanctioned in the end of January over not meeting hygienic requirements, authorities reported.

According to experts, Listeriosis is a serious infection, which can be extremely dangerous for children, the elderly and those with suppressed immune systems.

Check out the Sofia News Agency story here.