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80 pre-school children treated in hospital for food poisoning

Update: September, 17/2019 - 13:32


Pre-school children are treated in hospital for food poisoning. — Photo

PHÚ THỌ — Up to 80 children from a local pre-school in northern Phú Thọ Province’s Cẩm Khê District treated in hospital for food poisoning in the past three days.

The Medical Health Centre of Cẩm Khê District said the first child was taken to the centre for treatment at 10pm on September 13 with the symptoms of bellyache, vomiting and fever.

The centre received more than 30 children in the next few days with the same symptoms.

By September 16, as many as 80 children were taken to the centre for treatment.

The children have been diagnosed with food poison. 

All the children are studying at Thụy Liễu Pre-school. They are in a stable condition and will be discharged from the health centre soon.

The incident was reported to the district’s People’s Committee, the provincial Health Department and the provincial Sub-department of Food Safety and Hygiene.

Nguyễn Huy Ngọc, director of the provincial Health Department has asked the relevant units to re-examine and encourage parents whose children had the symptoms to seek medical attention.

He has asked the provincial peadiatric health centre to send doctors to Cẩm Khê Health Centre to bring the best treatment for the patients.

The Sub-department of Food Safety and Hygiene has taken the samples of food for tests.

Ngọc has asked the functional forces to co-operate with the district authority to inspect the food safety and hygiene of the kitchen of Thụy Liễu Pre-school. — VNS






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