TAIWAN: Students remain hospitalized in possible food poisoning case
Posted: September 28th, 2009 - 8:49pm
Source: Taiwan News
Taipei -- Nearly 100 elementary school students in Taichung City and County remained hospitalized Monday after falling ill Friday afternoon with symptoms suggesting food poisoning, said Taichung City Public Health Bureau officials.
Soon after eating lunch boxes provided by an outside contractor, students at Tanyang and Rueisuei elementary schools in Taichung County and Ssu Chang Li Elementary School in Taichung City were taken to the hospital with fevers, bellyaches, and diarrhea, all signs of food poisoning, the officials said.
The bureau has begun laboratory tests on samples from 57 of the hospitalized students to determine the source of their discomfort, and the results are expected to be available within a week.