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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hong Kong : Suspected food poisoning cases under investigation

Via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection, excerpt :

" The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health is today (July 20) investigating two suspected food poisoning outbreaks involving eight persons and reminded people to maintain personal, food and environmental hygiene to prevent food-borne diseases.

The first cluster involved four girls, all aged 13. They developed abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea about three to five hours after having lunch in a restaurant in Sha Tin on July 18. Three of the girls sought medical advice. One who required hospitalisation has already been discharged.

The second cluster involved three females and one male aged from 29 to 54. They developed the same symptoms about three to seven hours after having lunch in the same restaurant on the same day. One of them sought medical treatment and did not require hospitalisation."

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