By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Malaysia Ministry of Health received a report about a food poisoning incident involving PAST kindergarten teachers throughout the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur attending a training course at a center in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 5.

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Course participants presented with symptoms of vomiting, stomach ache and diarrhea and are being treated at the hospital.

Further investigations by health officials at the training center found that 137 people of the 280 exposed course participants had the same symptoms

All cases are stable and the vast majority are being treated as outpatients. Food suspected to be the cause of this food poisoning situation include chicken cooked at dinner at the training center on the day of the incident. Clinical samples from cases as well as food samples were taken and sent to the laboratory for analysis.

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The training center’s kitchen cafeteria has been closed under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 for the purpose of further investigation and disinfection of the premises and will reopen as soon as improvements are made by the cafeteria management.

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