|A doctor examines a pregnant woman who suffered food poisoning after attending a wedding reception in northern Nam Định Province’s Vụ Bản District yesterday. – Photo dantri.com.vn|Viet Nam News
NAM ĐỊNH — Over 40 guests have been struck with suspected food poisoning after attending a wedding reception at Đại Thắng Commune in northern Nam Định Province’s Vụ Bản District yesterday.
The guests complained of stomach ache, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and high fever.
The province’s Health Department has asked local hospitals to conduct treatment for all victims and told health officials to take food samples for testing.
After receiving initial examination at the local hospital, 15 guests were sent to Nam Định Province’s General Hospital for further treatment.
Phan Đình Phổ, head of the hospital’s Infectious Diseases Faculty, confirmed that 15 guests were hospitalised after attending the wedding, with some serious cases, including a pregnant woman.
All the patients are in stable condition after receiving intensive treatment, he said.
Hundreds of people were reported to have attended the wedding reception.
The incident is being investigated. — VNS