Vietnam: Food poisoning outbreak results in one student death in Nha Trang


by NewsDesk Laugh

A suspected outbreak of food poisoning linked to a school lunch in Ischool Nha Trang has infected more than 200 children, including one death, According to officials of the Nha Trang Medical Center.

Student meals at iSchool Nha Trang.
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According to the initial evaluation, the reason for the students being taken to the hospital was because of lunch. The food suspected of poisoning the students is chicken rice, egg sauce, chicken salad, fried chicken wings, soup and cucumber.

After eating lunch, the children experienced abdominal pain and discomfort, frequent diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and nausea. The initial number of students admitted to some hospitals in Nha Trang was more than 140. After that, the number gradually increased to about 400 children.

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The Food Safety Department (Ministry of Health) also asked the Khanh Hoa Health Department to direct the temporary suspension of the High School Nha Trang kitchen.

Speaking about school meals, Principal of Escol Nha Trang, Mr. Pham Hou Binh, said that school meals are contracted out to an external unit for cooking. This is the home business Bui Phuc Lam (25 Hai Ba Trung, Xuong Huan Ward, Nha Trang).

The cause of the outbreak has not been reported.

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