31 May 2015
Suspected meat poisoning has
claimed the life of one person in the rural Cofimvaba area of the Eastern Cape.
Seventy three others have been
hospitalised overnight after eating a dead cow's meat in Ncora village.
Health spokesperson Sizwe
Kupelo says ambulances were dispatched to ferry the sick to local hospitals.
Their symptoms included
vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramps. This is the second case of mass food
poisoning in the country reported this weekend.
a group of about twenty six people sustained food poisoning while working on a
film shoot in Pretoria on Saturday.
is believed to be food poisoning caused by a chicken dish that was served.
said when ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found that most of the cast and
crew which consisted of 40 people, complaining of stomach cramps and nausea
after having lunch on site.
As time went by, more and more people started
to develop the same symptoms thereafter the amount of affected people grew to
more than 40.
ER24 paramedics treated and transported more
than 10 people to hospital for treatment.
patients were transported by other services.
exact cause of the incident still remains unknown,
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