July 14, 2009 21:42 PM

Malaysia: 19 Pupils Down With Food Poisoning

Source of Article:  http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=425355


KULIM, July 14 (Bernama) -- Nineteen pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Kechil Hilir, here were rushed to the Serdang Health Centre after complaining of stomach ache and diarrhoea this morning.

The incident, believed due to food poisoning, occurred at 10.30am after the pupils, aged between 11 and 12, consumed some food and drinks from the school canteen during recess.

They were driven to the Serdang Health Centre by their teacher, where they were given outpatient treatment.

Kulim/Bandar Baharu District Deputy Education Officer Harris Abd Rahim said the pupils were believed to have suffered diarrhoea after consuming grape-flavoured drinks prepared by the school canteen operator.

"The canteen has been sealed for the time being to facilitate health inspection on the premises," he said.




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