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Czech summer camps checked over sanitary conditions

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Prague, Aug 7 (CTK) – Everything was in order in most of the 800 out of the over 2,000 summer camps and similar recreational facilities for children Czech regional sanitary officers have checked this summer, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) wrote on Sunday.

Seventeen infections of the digestive tract occurred during the first summer month, it adds.

One of the camps, near Hodice, south Moravia, had to be closed over salmonellosis, MfD writes.

Another, a horse riding camp in Trebusin, north Bohemia, had to be closed because the children complained about appalling conditions for sleeping and about hunger, it adds.

The sanitary officers uncovered 55 cases of problems in food and 12 summer camps did not provide sufficient health care, MfD writes.

In another 30 cases, problems in accommodation were found and 30 camps did not fulfil the conditions of personal hygiene, it adds.

In July, the sanitary officers imposed 33 fines totalling 22,700 crowns, MfD writes.

In general, the situation is assessed as calm. The checking will continue for the rest of the summer holidays.

In all, organisers announced 3,551 camp courses for 207,358 children to the authorities, the Health Ministry has said on its webpage.

Despite driving rains that hit a large part of the Czech Republic in the past weeks, no summer camp had to be evacuated, it added.

The camp attendees only have faced minor health problems, the Ministry said.

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