China: 86 students suffer from food poisoning

Last Updated: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 14:18

Beijing: In a suspected case of food
poisoning, 86 primary school students were admitted to a
hospital in east China`s Shandong province, authorities said
today.

As of this morning, 10 children are still under medical
observation in a hospital in Shenxian County, while others
have been discharged, said a county government spokesperson.
The students from the county`s Mingtian Primary School
began showing symptoms of acute gastroenteritis after eating
lunch from school yesterday, the spokesperson said.

The food samples have been sent for examination and the
government has ordered inspection of all school dining halls
in the county, he added.

During the past week, three similar suspected food
poisoning incidents have affected more than 70 children in two
primary schools in northern China`s Hebei Province and a
kindergarten in the country`s eastern Jiangxi Province, Xinhua
reported.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 14:18

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