OREANDA-NEWS The number of Nizhny Novgorod residents who turned to doctors with signs of botulism has increased. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Ministry of Health of the region.

The Ministry of Health clarified that as of 22:00, 12 people had been admitted to medical institutions, including four who had applied earlier.

"The condition of nine of them is assessed as serious. Doctors are taking all necessary measures," the ministry stressed.

Earlier it was reported that a criminal case was opened in Nizhny Novgorod on the poisoning of four citizens with lobio salad.