Mutton suspected in food poisoning at school

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    March 10 2009 at 08:24AM



More than 80 children from an Eastern Cape private school were admitted to hospital with food poisoning on Monday night, an official said on Tuesday.

Provincial health department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said 81 of the 82 sick pupils from the Idutywa School of Excellence had been discharged from hospital by Tuesday morning.

"Eighty-two children from a private high school in Idutywa had to be treated for diarrhoea and vomiting after suspected food poisoning," said Kupelo.

"They were taken to Butterworth hospital last night (Monday night) and one is still being treated for stomach cramps and vomiting.

"It is reported that on Sunday night they were served with mutton, suspected to be the cause of the food poisoning." - Sapa





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