Brunei: Food Poisoning Hits KB School
By Liza Mohd

Source of Article:  http://www.brudirect.com/DailyInfo/News/Archive/Aug08/120808/nite01.htm

 

Kuala Belait - A suspected outbreak of food poisoning at a government primary school in Kuala Belait led to 16 students receiving treatment at the Suri Seri Begawan hospital Kuala Belait after the students started vomiting after recess.

Dyg Roshima Hj Kamal from the hospital administration confirmed that 16 Primary Three students were under medical observation and 10 of them were admitted to the hospital for further medical treatment.

According to the hospital Specialist Paediatrician Dr Thet Thet Nwe, the students had reportedly consumed various food including Nasi Lemak from the school canteen, as well as burgers that were part of the birthday treat of a fellow student.

The students also drank water provided by the school. However, Dr Thet stressed that there were no complaints of abdominal pain, which indicates a serious onset of food poisoning, and in fact some of the students have since recovered.

Dr Thet said the students complained of persistent vomiting of up to nine times after school break at around 11.30am but none of them vomited after they were brought to the

 

hospital.

 

The Disease Control Unit and food inspectors from the Food Safety Control of the Belait Health Department are conducting a thorough investigation at the school.

Doctors are also still trying to determine the source of the suspected food poisoning.

The schoolteachers, however, declined to comment regarding the incident.   -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

 

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