OREANDA-NEWS In the Spanish province of Toledo, authorities in the autonomous community of Castilla-la Mancha have sealed off a farm because a case of cholera infection was recorded there, El Pais newspaper reported, according to Gazeta.ru.

The publication said that an underage resident of the Autonomous Community of Madrid drank untreated water on the farm and was hospitalized after being infected with cholera. According to preliminary reports, the liquid was taken from a local well, but authorities are trying to determine more precisely the source of its origin.

According to the Spanish Ministry of Health and scientific articles, this cholera infection may be the first autochthonous (independent of external factors) case in the country since 1979. Local authorities stressed that so far there are no risks to the local population. But the farm has been closed to the public.

Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that there is no need for mass vaccination against cholera in Russia due to low risk.