By NewsDesk @bactiman63
A suspected food poisoning outbreak linked to a school lunch at the Ischool Nha Trang has resulted in more than 200 illnesses children, including one death, according to officials at the Nha Trang Medical Center.
According to initial assessment, the reason the students were hospitalized was due to the lunch. The food suspected of causing poisoning for the students is chicken rice, egg sauce, chicken salad, fried chicken wings, soup and cucumber.
After eating lunch, the children had abdominal pain, discomfort, repeated diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and nausea. The initial number of students admitted to some hospitals in Nha Trang was more than 140. After that, it gradually increased to some 400 children.
The Food Safety Department (Ministry of Health) has also asked the Khanh Hoa Department of Health to direct the temporary suspension of the kitchen of Ischool Nha Trang School.
Talking about school meals, Principal of Ischool Nha Trang, Mr. Pham Huu Binh said that school meals are contracted with an outside unit to cook. That is business household Bui Phuc Lam (25 Hai Ba Trung, Xuong Huan ward, Nha Trang).
The etiological agent cause of the outbreak has not been reported.