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The World Health Organization
estimates that Food and waterborne diarrhoeal diseases are leading causes
of illness and death in less developed countries, killing approximately 2.2
million people annually, 1.9 million of whom are children. Here are
just a few reports around the world of foodborne illness outbreaks reported
in the last twenty-four hours.
The Sir Lanka Daily News
reports nearly 500 hospitalized. Nearly 500 devotees including children who
participated in the Ther festival held at Lilees Land Estate, Wedamulla,
Ramboda were admitted to hospitals in Gampola, Pussellawa, Kotmale and
Wahugupitiya following food poisoning. Out of these patients, six who were
critical have been admitted to Gampola hospital.
is reported that the devotees had vomited and fainted followed by loose
motion after consuming the food.
Business Times reports that a 18-inch snake served with mid-day meal,
55 fall sick, "gross negligence"
children between 2 and 6 years have fallen ill after a 18-inch dead snake
found in cooked rice of their mid-day meal. All the children started
throwing up and were hospitalized immediately. Fifty-five school children
between 2 and 6 years have fallen ill after an 18-inch dead snake found in
cooked rice of their mid-day meal. All the children started throwing up and
were hospitalized immediately.
cook Maya Konai said "There are many snakes, insects and worms in the
shed. I had told the authorities to get it cleaned many times."
The Dubai Daijiworld
reports that Little D'Souza Siblings Die After Eating Restaurant
Food. A five-year-old boy Nathan D'Souza, his eight-year-old sister
Chelsea D'Souza, and their mother became ill after eating a home delivery
from a restaurant serving Chinese food in Al Qusais. Health officials and
Dubai Municipality have launched investigations and the restaurant has been
closed until the test results are returned.
than half of Sharjah’s restaurants failed basic food hygiene inspections
over the past year, and almost 500 of them were temporarily closed. Daily
News Papers in UAE reported warnings from doctors last week to minimise
eating out during the summer months, especially at smaller eateries where
hygiene levels are often of lower standard.