Gauteng Health Dept. holds public awareness campaign following deaths of children due to alleged food poisoning

Five children in Naledi became unwell on Sunday after consuming biscuits they had purchased from a nearby spaza business that were allegedly poisoned. Three of the five kids received medical care, but two of them passed away.

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The outbreak response team on food handling, preparation, storage, and safety as well as the value of reading food expiration labels educated the community of Naledi and the surrounding areas.

Following the recent food poisoning episode in Soweto, the outbreak response team focused on raising public awareness of health issues, according to the Gauteng Health Department.

“They also sensitized the community on what to do when they present with food poisoning symptoms, such as cramping, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, said Motalatale Modiba.

Then on Thursday, two kids in the West Rand allegedly consumed toxic food at a taxi stand on Wednesday, leading to their deaths.

People are advised to visit the closest medical facility for further treatment if they exhibit these symptoms.


Done by: Esobusi Mkangelwa


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