Philippines: Food poisoning downs 30 in Zambo conference

11/14/2008 | 11:54 AM


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MANILA, Philippines -A gathering of government personnel in Zamboanga del Norte was disrupted after 30 participants fell ill allegedly due to food poisoning.

A radio report said that the victims were employees from the Department of Education and the Department of Agrarian Reform attending a four-day conference at the Dakak Beach.

The conference of the government employees - coming from the respective regional offices in the regions of Cordillera, Eastern Visayas , and Ilocos – started Wednesday and was supposed to conclude over the weekend.

However, barely two days into the event, the participants started feeling stomach pains and vomiting only hours after sharing a dinner buffet on Thursday.

Victims was rushed to different medical facilities in cities of Dapitan and Dipolog, also in Zamboanga del Norte.

As of this posting, a number of the participants had already been discharged while several more remained confined at the hospitals. - Mark Merueñas, GMANews.TV



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