China: 86 students suffer from food poisoning



China: 86 students suffer from food poisoning 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