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Some 100 kids and others have come down with extreme meals poisoning in two non-public kindergartens in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province.
A few of them are even having to endure dialysis to deal with hemolytic uremic syndrome, often known as hamburger illness. Authorities are investigating how the infections occurred.
The variety of sufferers has risen since kids in a kindergarten there confirmed meals poisoning signs on June 12, in accordance with the Gyeonggi provincial authorities on Thursday.
Some 100 had diarrhea, stomachache and fever as of Thursday. Thirty-one had been hospitalized at one level, and 22 — 19 kids and three of their relations — are nonetheless in hospital. Fourteen hospitalized kids undergo from hemolytic uremic syndrome, with 5 of them present process dialysis.
The syndrome is brought on by enterohemorrhagic E. coli that normally happens when folks eat half-cooked beef or different contaminated meals. Youngsters underneath 5 and aged folks can undergo renal failure.
Some 184 kids and 18 academics had been examined and E. coli O157 was present in 42 kids and one trainer.
Authorities have confiscated the cooking utensils of suppliers of preserved meals and substances for testing. They’re additionally investigating a meals poisoning case at one other kindergarten close by, the place eight kids and one trainer displayed norovirus signs. A complete of 167 kids are enrolled on this kindergarten, which has a employees of 28 academics and cooks.
A district official there mentioned, “Meals substances are equipped to the 2 kindergartens by way of totally different channels, and sufferers have totally different signs.”
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