‘Food poisoning’ downs 49 at Christmas party

first_imgBACOLOD City – At least 49 students werehospitalized due to suspected food poisoning in Barangay Ma-ao, Bago City,Negros Occidental. The victims, Grade 1 pupils of Ma-aoElementary School in Bago City, experienced symptoms of suspected foodpoisoning on Thursday due to stomach pains, vomiting and dizziness, aftereating spaghetti during their Christmas party. The victims were initially rushedto the Barangay Ma-ao Clinic, but were later transferred to the BagoCity District Hospital.One of the victims, 57-year-old Tessie Cubos said she ate the spaghetti afterher grandchild refused to eat.Cubos claimed that she only ate three spoonfuls of the food, which shedescribed to taste sour. At first, Cubos disregarded the taste, however, a fewminutes later she started to experience stomach pains and vomiting.The Bago City Health Office is investigating the catering service, which it didnot identify./PNlast_img

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