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Children Fall Ill from Food Poisoning

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Over 200 children fell ill from food poisoning in a Chinese kindergarten on Thursday. It is unknown what caused the food poisoning. The school is in the province of Gansu. All of the children spent some time in a hospital for treatment.

The 147 boys and 113 girls, between the ages of 4 and 6, are students of Shiyan Kindergarten in Wuwei City. They were taken to the city’s two hospitals starting on Wednesday for vomiting, fever and stomachaches.

Government officials said on Thursday that 244 have recovered and 16 are still suffering from a fever. The management of the kindergarten refused to comment on what happened.

The food poisoning is being investigated and authorities hope to know soon what caused it.

If you would like to learn more about food poisoning, please visit InjuryBoard’s Food Poisoning information page.