Some 800 people fall ill for food poisoning in Brazil

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BRASILIA (Xinhua) -- Some 800 people, including patients, doctors and visitors, fell ill after consuming food in a hospital in Palmas, in center-northern Brazil, Brazilian media reported.

These people showed symptoms of poisoning after consuming food on Thursday in the General Hospital of Palmas, the main medical center of Tocantins state.

Experts from the Epidemiological and Health Surveillance would inspect the hospital to find out what caused the poisoning.

Meals in the hospital are prepared by a company contracted by the state's Department of Health. The same company is also in charge of the hospital's cleaning.



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