Via Der Standard: 88 tuberculosis cases reported in Traiskirchen - refugee dormitories. Excerpt from a Google translation:
The company would regret "that it has come by employees to false reports in the media," writes the ORS Service GmbH in an official statement. It will however take the opportunity to reinforce the information to the current situation.
With the "current situation" is meant that four refugees in the refugee camp in Traiskirchen tested positive for enteroviruses, which can mean a polio disease. Several ORS staff had anonymously made the accusation in the STANDARD to have been informed too late about the infectious diseases of persons cared for. A vaccination program for employees did not occur until six days after the announcement of the first suspected case.
On Wednesday, the Interior Ministry confirmed that 88 asylum seekers in Traiskirchen positive for tuberculosis were tested. 32 of them with open tuberculosis, with six so-called multidrug-resistant form.
Warning in October
Wilhelm Brunner, a spokesman for ORS, said in an interview with the STANDARD, all ORS staff had been asked in late October to clarify their vaccination and to report to a need for a polio vaccine. At the time the World Health Organization warned that polio cases were found in Syria.
Some employees are asking, however, not complied with, so it took some time to order the correct amount of vaccine, says Brunner. Since last Thursday immunization carried out by the company doctor in Traiskirchen - but only for employees who volunteer.
"This is the other side: Not all want to be vaccinated, it is not mandatory," Brunner says. ORS have taken the necessary precautions. These include the isolation of the persons concerned, the medical monitoring and regular disinfections.